The Hand Holder

There is no job more important than yours,
no job anywhere else in the land.
You are the keeper of the future:
You hold the smallest hands.

Into your care you are trusted
to nurture and care for the young,
and for all of your everyday heroics,
your talents and skills go unsung.

You wipe tears from the eyes of the injured.
You rock babies brand new in your arms.
You encourage the shy unsure child.
You make sure they are safe from all harm.

You foster the bonds of friendship,
letting no child go away mad.
You respect and you honor their emotions.
You give hugs to each child when they're sad.

It is true that you don't make lots of money
and you don't get a whole lot of praise,
but when one small child says, "I love you,"
you're reminded of how this job pays.

-- Dori Rossmann, Executive Director -- Kids Town USA ---

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