Honorary Medal for the Single Parent

Silver Medal Award that reads WINNER with 5 stars held by a red, white and blue ribbon.

“You deserve an honorary medal for what you have done. You are to be highly commended.” ~Mr. Hill


Accept a Compliment

This beautiful compliment was given to me when I was a single parent. Mr. Hill had been witness to my life. This compliment was extremely difficult to hear and accept. I did not want to be reminded about what I had done. It brought too much pain and sorrow. It has taken me many years to accept what I did for my children and who I ultimately became from the experience.

I now accept Mr. Hill’s compliment and write him this letter.


My Letter to Mr. Hill

Handwritten letter laying on wood table with a photograph tucked underneath the letter and a stack of envelopes tied together with a piece of brown string off to the side.

Dear Mr. Hill,

Thank you for your awareness of our situation and also for recognizing oppression that often exists for single parents. I happily and wholeheartedly accept the medal. This honorary medal represents all single parents who have sacrificed to the point of exhaustion to raise their children on their own. They have demonstrated bravery for their children despite the multitude of obstacles and trials being thrown at them repeatedly over time. Our stories and triumphs have taught us:

  •  Leadership
  • Independence
  • Courage
  • Admiration
  • Negotiation
  • Compassion
  • Love
  • Self-sacrifice
  • Humor
  • Critical Thinking
  • Respect
  • Humility

We are now advocates for other single parents who face injustice, unfairness, cruelty, and unwarranted oppression.

Silver Medal Award that says "WINNER" with 5 stars on medal attached by a red, white and blue ribbon.

It is a privilege to pass on this honorary medal to all those single parents who are still enduring and persevering, and for those who have finished single parenting with a sigh of relief.

Thank you, Mr. Hill. I am forever grateful for your open eyes.


It is when others recognize our struggle that we connect with one another in the human condition. Therefore, let us all open our eyes to see what lies in front of us. For it is this vision that brings us together as “community”.

~Wellness for the Single Parent
Close up of multiple red tulips in field with green stems

Forever grateful,

Wellness For The Single Parent

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