Where In The World Is Terri LaBonte?

This week, I am haunting one of my mother’s favorite places in the world and scattering her ashes.  I am visiting the spot where we released my father’s remains into the Universe over twenty years ago.  I am bonding with my brother in our grief over our mother’s death and our celebration of our connectedness.  I am taking shelter in the hearts of a couple long time forever friends. I am in California- the state where I grew into an adult and spent most of my life.

I reside in Florida now.  More importantly, I live in Florida now.  My life is there.  My sense of meaning and momentum and satisfaction is there.  I am happy in Florida and with the life I am constantly creating there.  Three years after my move from California (the land of no weather) to Florida (the land of wackadoodle weather), I can finally say unreservedly that relocating and reinventing myself was the absolute right decision for me.  Florida feels like Home.

Still, California still seems to occupy a small corner of the place in my heart called Home.  This week, I am living in that corner and it is very cozy here.

What do you think?  Can “Home” be more than one place?  Please share your perspective by leaving a comment.  In the alternative, you can email me at terriretirement@gmail.com

Have a sweet day!

Terri 😊

7 thoughts on “Where In The World Is Terri LaBonte?”

  1. Yes, you are right! Home can be several places. I guess it’s like the saying, “home is where your heart is”. My home is within a few weeks of being half my life in New Zealand, but Texas was home for 28 years. When I go back to visit, it’s only my family and friends that make it feel like home now.

    I have always told my children that I want my ashes spread at Disneyland. I tell them they will probably have to sneak me in though. I am sure that where you put your mum’s ashes will be a very momentous and special place to you both. Sending you love and prayers for the day. ❤️❤️❤️

    1. Oh, Shari… you’ve found me out! When I say “scattering” my mom’s ashes, I mean it more literally than most people. She is going to be “visiting” a number of places. I released some ashes in my backyard. I plan to release more in two locations here in California and I still have a tiny bit left at home that “may” find its way to Epcot at Disney World during the flower and garden festival.

      1. I think it’s only fitting. Let her ashes be partly in the happiest place on earth, while she lives on in the happiest place not on earth. I’m sure she will be dancing in Heaven and smiling down upon you! Much love, xoxo

  2. You are so right….home can be several places….I have lived in so many “homes” that I do understand what you are saying….Fun to read your comments….enjoy them each time….

  3. Home – For me it’s a sense of place. I now have 2… one in Florida and one in Ohio. Both are spaces I enjoy being in (house), in surroundings I enjoy living in (community).

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