A superhero uncovers evil plots
They restore order and defend innocent lives
But, there is another kind of superhero equally as noble
They live in comfortable well decorated homes on quiet streets
Possessing power to
Stay calm among many children
Patient among those who have no concept of time
Able to balance work, family and community in a single day
They value health and safety of family, neighborhoods and self
Fighting the powers of darkness
Through advancing the work of
And religious institutions
They volunteer as
Serve on lunch duty
Usher on Sunday morning
They are rarely praised for
Doing the dishes, washing the laundry, serving healthy meals and changing the bed linens
They are sure to get the invitations out for a birthday party, a costume made for Halloween, review spelling lists, return library books, take a casserole to new neighbors, visit a friend in the hospital, keep up with the endless drop off pick up schedule, and maintain orderly care of the household.
Superdads and Supermoms often face stressful jobs after a morning run, shuffling the kids off to school with lunches, homework, and a kiss good-bye; then they commute hours and make it home for a little league game, and tuck their children in at night.
They work at their marriages, teach their children how important their lives are, care for the poor, consider the plight of the world, are informed voters, and each day appreciate the wonder and gift of life.
They are suburban heroes
Thank one today.