"Expecting" is one of many paintings I created during the summer of 2016. But this one was special. I painted it with a friend in mind.
A friend who was expecting.
Expecting. Hoping. Dreaming.
But with a heart that was understandably guarded. A heart that had been on this same course before, but disappointed many times.
It was a similar journey that she was on — once again — but one that appeared to be ending well. I am happy to say that this time, after her miles of patient, expectant travel, she was finally rewarded with the happiest of endings.
I painted this piece to help remind her of the long and winding path she travelled for too may years.
A reminder that if you aren't at least willing to take a risk and expect a happy ending, that your life will never change.
The journey — no matter how difficult, or where the destination ultimately finds us — is what shapes us and makes us into better (and hopefully still strong enough to be “expecting”) people.