In the middle of the night when the moon arose, little bird stayed up waiting for his mother. She left him and he was waiting for her to return. In the mean time he cooed thinking she would hear him. His coos were hushed by a nearby owl. He would say, “Little bird don’t be sad, maybe she will come back.” Little bird was still sad. His mother left before he knew how to fly. So in the nest he would wait for her.
As the dark became morning and still little bird cooed, the owl noticed how little bird never flew from the nest. Being up all night trying to get supper made the owl tired but listening to the cries of this poor bird, didn’t make things any better. The wise old owl decided to teach little bird how to take care of himself. For being a wise owl as he was, he knew that little bird’s mother was gone for good. The big owl closed his eyes and waited for the evening.
The sun soon set beyond the clouds and all day little bird waited but his mother had not returned. Where had she gone? Did she even care about little bird any more? Why wasn’t she coming home? Little bird pondered these thoughts not knowing that the big owl was coming to the nest to teach him to fly.
Upon arriving and scarring little bird, the wise owl perched and simply said, “Tonight we fly.” Little bird looked at the owl as if the owl said he was going to eat him. He looked over the nest and then back to the sky. “But mama’s not here.”
The owl grew sad. He knew all little bird wanted was his mom to be there for him. He looked at Little bird and said a wise saying, “Sometimes in life you have to do things for your self even if it means standing alone.” The owl spoke to little bird as if little bird was his own offspring. Little bird smiled and hopped to the edge of the nest with excitement. He spread his wings and the wise owl grinned and gave a little push. Little bird flopped out out the nest with panic. The owl swooped down next to him and said, “Spread your wings and flap them little bird.” Doing what he was told, little bird began to fly. He could now leave the nest and fly on his own. The old owl smiled. He knew little bird could do it all along. He flew with little bird all night long and even allowed little bird to sleep in his hollow hole in the great oak tree. “Little bird, fear will hold you back, courage will push you forward, remember that.”
From that night on, little bird no longer waited for his mom. He came to realize he had to do things for himself in this life. The owl never stopped being there for little bird and little bird loved the owl forever. When it came to little bird having a family, he stayed by their side and never left until he knew they could fly on their own.