WHO AM I?
Mother of six, happy wife and inspired writer
I was born in California in the seventies. I rode a big wheel, created concoctions in my Holly Hobby oven and loved commercial jingles. I moved a lot. Places I've lived read like a passport - San Francisco, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Honolulu. From 2003-2020, I called Napa home. I gave birth to four of my six children at Queen of the Valley Medical Center-also known as "The Queen". I mention this for I now live in the metro area of what is known as the "Queen City" of Charlotte, NC. Funny how life takes you down parallel roads, but I digress. The global pandemic saw us leave the land of fruit and nuts and buy a home in the bible belt of America. I personally think it should be referred to as the bible belt buckle. We live in Mooresville, North Carolina now. Home to Lake Norman and coined "Race City", it is a pretty place to land after leaving the home we knew so well.
Tales from my life will make you fall back in love with your own.
I live this second chance with the guiding principles of respect, fun and love. I also work hard on managing emotions and reactions, for this is truly an art.
ME AT 40
Out at sea in the Bahamas, it's one of my favorite photos. I turned the big four-0 on the day this was taken. We had snorkeled in the rain and got dressed up for dinner. There's nothing like dining on a cruise ship. I knew I wanted to be Mrs. Honsvick on this night as we made our way in the dark towards Jamaica. I stuck roses in my hair from his surprise birthday bouquet. It was one of my favorite days... so far. Here's to feeling cherished.
I've imagined many a story, but never did I dream up the chaos that is motherhood. Strangest thing, it's actually my happy ending still in progress.
I had three Hawaiian sons before the age of 35. I beat stage three colon cancer and divorced. Life seemed pretty dark. I pushed through and fate delivered my one true love. Sadly, we miscarried and then experienced true miracles.
From 2013-2017, I gave birth to three more children after chemo and a miscarriage. I was 41 when Sonja was born, 43 when Nolan arrived and when he was only 4 months old, found out the big surprise, number six! Born just a calendar year later, we are sometimes asked if they're twins. Now, as we greet 2022, my babies range from 4 to 24 and I couldn't want for more. No, really...no more. I promised my grandma.
”So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that life's a great balancing act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.”