The Wait and the Reward by Anna Rose Bain

Anna Rose Bain said in her blog that this painting was so personal that she nearly kept it from the public.  It’s been one of my favorite paintings for a long time and touches me differently every time I see it–I’m so glad she didn’t keep it to herself, even though I can understand the sentiment of keeping something so precious safely close to her own heart!

I dream of the day that I’ll hold my first child in my arms…but lately, I’ve also found myself dreaming of the day I’ll carry that child within me, even closer to my heart in a way.  Loving that child so completely, getting nothing in return but at the same time having everything.  And in those moments, dreaming of seeing a precious face for the first time.   It overwhelms me even now.

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