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“Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24

Hi, I'm Melissa, which means honeybee. I was born in a pastel peachy pink hospital, the color of a soft sunsetting sky in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Just down the block from the hospital is a big white church with a tall steeple where I married Jeff, which means “God peace”. Jeff builds homes/dwelling spaces for people to live in. I taught fourth grade for two years then worked at a little dance shop selling ballet shoes and tutu’s before I became a mom. After four years of staying home and taking care of our son Oliver I will now be spending more time painting and writing, as he starts pre-k.



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