Today we are happy to tell you a fairytale. A fairytale about the decisions, the difficulties, hesitations, and happiness on the road to adoption. What makes it even more special is its author. Elia Atanasova is among the adoptive-applicants who successfully finished our course for adoptive applicants, in order to feel more prepared and confident for the day they will meet their child.
Enjoy the fairytale!
Similarly to every self-respecting bear, Mechana Mechkova loved blueberries.
“Us bears need to have a balanced diet” – she thought – “so that we can receive all the needed vitamins and have healthy teeth and beautiful fur”.
Mechana used to spend long days under the bright sunlight and in searching for blueberries in her forest. Life was good but there was something missing.
“Us bears need love and friendship” – she thought and made a decision. “No matter how wonderful my forest is, I need to see what there is beyond it. Us bears are brave and need to do brave things.”
Mechana Mechkova filled up her stomach with blueberries, looked at her favourite forest for one last time, and started walking towards the South – through hills, meadows, and rivers. The road was long and the days were passing in walking and searching for blueberries, and the nights in deep sleep. “Us bears are big animals and need to sleep well so that we can have healthy teeth and beautiful fur” – thought Mechana.
The summer came and Mechana was worried about whether she will ever find love and friendship. On the road, there were many crickets in the fields, fish in the rivers, and birds in the sky. However, there were all busy doing cricket, fish, and bird things. “Us bears are brave animals but I am afraid that my journey is pointless” – thought Mechana and became a little sad. It was the middle of August and she had decided to have an afternoon nap in order to have healthy teeth and beautiful fur. She had decided that after the nap, she would leave for her forest on her own and she was a little sad.
In her sleep, she dreamed that she meets another bear in an unknown forest. The other bear looked at her happily and made a powerful roar which made Mechana wake up. “Us bears are very loud animals” – thought Mechana while scratching herself with a paw. However, it was strange that even though she was awake, the loud roar was still there! Mechana startled, stood up, and quickly looked around – in the nearby river there was something big and brown – a Bear was bathing and singing a bear song. Mechana quickly ran to the river while thinking “Us bears are big singers!”
Mechana got close to the bear who was already drying his fur through laying on a pile of leaves. She coughed softly and said, “Us bears are big singers and it is good to bathe so that we can have healthy teeth and beautiful fur”. Only then did the other bear notice Mechana.
“Pardon my manners! It is nice to meet you – Mechan” – said the bear Mechan. “Us bears need friendship and company. That is why I left my forest to go to the South – to look for a bear who I can search for blueberries and sing along with”.
“Us bears are animals with luck!” – said Mechana – “I am also searching for love and friendship – let us walk together, help each other and find a beautiful forest with blueberries where we will be happy.”
“So you mean to be a family?” – asked Mechan.
“To be happy and to be a family” – replied Mechana.
Mechana and Mechan – or in other words – Mechkovi Family found a wonderful forest full of blueberries. There, they spent their days in understanding, searching for blueberries and bathing in the nearby river, so that they can have beautiful fur. During the winter, similarly to all self-respecting bears, they slept winter sleep. “Us bears are smart animals” – said Mechana and Mechan – “Winter is cold and dark and only we do not need to walk around muddy and sad, because we can sleep through it”.
The years were passing – Mechkovi Family, similarly to all self –respecting bears loved blueberries.
“Us bears need to have a balanced diet” – said Mechana to Mechan – “So that we can receive all the needed vitamins, and have healthy teeth and beautiful fur.”
They spent long days under the sunlight and in searching for blueberries in their forest. Life was good but there was something missing.
“Us big bears in families need the friendship and love of other little bears” – said Mechana and Mechan agreed – “No matter how wonderful our forest is, we need to discover what there is beyond it. Us bears are brave animals and need to do brave things.”
Mechana Mechkova and Mechan Mechkov filled up their stomachs with blueberries, looked at their favourite forest for one last time, and started walking to the South – through hills, meadows, and rivers. The road was long and the days were passing in eating blueberries, the nights – in deep sleep. “Us bears are big animals and need to sleep well so that we can have healthy teeth and beautiful fur” – said Mechan to Mechan.
The summer came and the Mechkovi Family started worrying whether they will ever find the love and friendship of the little bears. On the road, there were many moles in the meadows, crabs in the rivers, and bees in the sky. However, they were all busy doing their mole, crab, and bee things. “Us bears are brave animals but I am worried that our journey is pointless” – said Mechana to Mechan and became sad.
The end of August came and the leaves started becoming yellow. Autumn was coming. “Us bears need to be well prepared for the winter sleep. We need to have eaten many blueberries and slept well. Otherwise we will not have healthy teeth and beautiful fur at all.” – said Mechan. “Soon we need to go back to our forest and prepare for the winter.”
“Us bears are patient animals. We will walk on this road one more day. Then, we will start going back.”
And good job they did! While passing through a meadow, far ahead Mechana noticed two brown dots – Mechanovi family hurried up. They hurried up so much, that that they started stumbling in the roots and bushes in front of them.
The Bears were small, smart, and quick. After they saw Mechana and Mechan, they stood up on top of each other and said – “Us Little Bears are very skillful. We can do all sorts of things, such as to stand up over each other like real acrobats. But without friendship and love, we have no one to share those things with and this makes us sad.”
“Us bears are animals with luck” – said Mechana and Mechan – “We look for love and friendship – let us adopt you, to walk together, to help each other and to find a beautiful forest with blueberries where we will be happy.”
“So you mean to be a family?” – asked the Little Bears.
“To be happy and to be a family” – replied Mechana and Mechan.
Mechana, Mechan, and the Little Bears, or in other words Mechkovi Family found a beautiful forest. They spent their days in understanding, searching for blueberries, bathing in the nearby river so that they can have beautiful fur.
“Us bears are so special” – said Mechana, Mechan and the Bears while preparing for their first winter sleep – “Especially when we have blueberries, love and family. This is real happiness.”
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