These days, Moms are wearing many hats. Not that we haven’t always, but in the last couple of months we added a few more that we weren’t expecting, like “teacher.” I will be the first to say that I have a deeper respect for all of the teachers out there, you do a job that most wouldn’t. And now that we all are, we can all agree that your salary should be doubled.

I was blessed with two very strong, very different mother figures in my life. My mother, who has worked tirelessly on the front line as a registered nurse during the coronavirus pandemic, has truly earned the title “hero” for all of the work that she and all those in the medical field have done. This week, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flew over many hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, saluting all of the frontline workers, and it truly was a sight to see. I know the videos I’ve seen don’t do it justice, but what an incredible honor to receive. I wrote about my Mom last year on Mother’s Day, so I thought I would write about the other woman who made me who I am today.

Elizabeth Engelhardt is the publisher for the Seguin Gazette. Her column runs every other week. You can e-mail her at .

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