In my last post, I mentioned a gift from my friend Melissa. Today I have the joy of sharing another gift from her, this time in the form of her words. Her blog, Reverie-Daydream, and her online boutique by the same name are two of my favorite online haunts. Whether she's posting one of her fantastic recipes; writing about an amazing museum; sharing her (or her talented husband's) gorgeous photos; or telling a story about her "Little Crumb," the beautiful and charming Gaia, Melissa does it all with incredible style, grace, and classic Southern warmth. Her friendship and encouragement have given me strength many times--and I have never even met her in person! I'm sure I will some day, and I just know that we'll cook a meal together, and it will be one to remember. In the meantime, she has charmed me with this post about her family's deep roots. I have a feeling she'll charm you, too.