Suburban Heroes

X-ray vision
Flight
Super- senses
Speed
Strength

A superhero uncovers evil plots

With

Magnetic forces
Fire
Water
Ice
Electricity
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 timesuperdad
Able to balance work, family and community in a single day

Efficient
Committed
Moral and
Kind

They value health and safety of family, neighborhoods and self

Fighting the powers of darkness

Through advancing the work of
Non-profits
Schools
And religious institutions

They volunteer as
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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.

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