A chapter in the book Family7
They Go Beyond
We think of heroes every day
as those we see that lead the way.
They have a face, a life, a name.
We are so proud to show them fame.
They risk their lives in what they do
to keep us safe, they'll see it through
right to their end if that need be.
We watch it happen, we can see.
But there are those that we don't know,
that fight a different kind of foe.
They work with kids, their parents, too,
to help whatever they can do.
They're councillors to keep them strong,
they're listeners when nights are long.
They keep things clean, make food to eat,
at night, they bake up breakfast treats.
In sickness, dying, cancer's worst,
they strive to put the parents first.
They ease their suffering and their fear,
they're there to wipe away each tear.
Donations made they use to buy
what families need to get them by.
Fund raisers they will proudly do -
raise cash to get the families through.
They take on different roles in life
to help the parents get through strife.
There's sadness, questions, turmoil, too,
the parents don't know what to do.
Sometimes the outcome's not so fair,
the tears will come which they will share.
No fame, no pay, it's what they do ...
they don't think twice, no 'thanks' is due.
I've seen them cry when no one sees
and pray for others on their knees,
but parents only see their strength
that's what they show at any length.
They volunteer their time and gifts,
the lost they help their spirits lift.
In Ronald's House, the love they pour,
the next day they return for more.
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