In a dream, I saw a little boy whose dad is in the military. He was always dressing up in military outfits and playing soldier as he imagines what his dad may be doing that day. When his Mom told him Daddy was coming home, he spent all morning standing at the window dressed up and holding a flag as he waited eagerly to welcome him home.
This painting depicts his hopeful and excited search out the window in that moment just before his eyes catch the faint image of his Daddy walking up the long walkway.
I hope the image leads us to a deeper appreciation of the little tender hearts that wait eagerly at home for the safe return of their heroes.
Daddy’s Home is a Mixed media Watercolor/Pastel by Tennessee Artist Carol Robin King.