This is one magnificent piece of art.
What makes this so special is how well emotions are expressed. The joy, the sadness, the longing, and all of the emotions are there and superbly expressed.
And that's on top of the excellent drawing and the top-notch coloring.
There is one detail that struck me as a perfect fit for this scene is the snow, as the inherent coldness provides the perfect foil for the warmth of the scene.
Excellent job, and the DD is deserved.