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by Dayna Chu (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer and primary school teacher living in SE Melbourne. I love finding adventures for myself, my husband and our four kids to enjoy. Come along! Heart my articles, subscribe to the fun, follow along on
Published August 6th 2014
A unique gift for your family to help build another family

"Africa. I write it, I cry. I say it, I cry. I tell people my heart is for Africa and they look at me like I'm crazy as tears roll down my face. This year coming; 2015, we will be going to Africa to fulfill a dream. To meet the people who have my heart..."

Artist Melissa Baker Nguyen and her spouse do not have children of their own. They've tried unsuccessfully, medically, naturally, "everything you can think of, we've done" Melissa says, and so they wait, and pray, and believe for their miracle.

"But what if... what if, we took the energy that we are putting into hoping and praying for a baby of our own and we gave it... what if we gave to others who are already here... what if we gave our hearts, our finances and our love to others. To children who are struggling to survive, who need to be loved, whose hearts are here... what if?"

And so their journey begins. Africa calls, and this amazing artist and her equally amazing husband follow a pull to contribute their lives to something bigger than themselves - an orphanage in Africa.

Read more about their journey here. Support their cause by purchasing your own family portrait or other art work by Melissa at LostBumblebee.

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Dear Melissa and Duy: Heaps and heaps of blessings and finances and open doors and ALL good things flowing your way! RIVERS! Ruvubu and Ruvyironza! Flowing for you and your family-to-be.

Family Portraits are one-of-a-kind hand painted watercolours, created for you and your family by the artist, using photos submitted to her upon ordering. She can do one to six people, pets, babies, or even your angel-babies. Melissa also includes your name or a quote (for example, "Together we have it all"), in ink below the portrait.

Portrait size measures 9"x12" (art print size) or 8"x10" (photo size - this size will fit into a regular photo frame); vertical or horizontal. Archival 300gr/140lbs watercolor paper; all illustrations are unframed and unmounted.

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