The Robin’s Egg
The robin’s egg lay abandoned in its nest, vulnerable to harsh elements and predators. But as the days passed, another robin noticed the neglected egg and took pity on it. This robin had lost her eggs in a recent storm, and when she saw the abandoned egg, she took the egg under her wing with great care, determined to give it the best possible chance at survival.
Days turned into weeks, and the robin sat on the egg, patiently waiting for it to hatch.
She sang to it and kept it warm, even as the weather grew colder and the days grew shorter. And then, one morning, the egg finally cracked open, revealing a tiny, helpless chick. The robin continued to care for the chick, teaching it how to find food and fend for itself. And as the seasons changed, it grew stronger and more confident, ready to take on the world with the guidance of its devoted foster mother.
Though it had started out as a sad and abandoned egg, it had found a new family and a new life, all thanks to the kindness of another robin.
~ Robert David Atkinson