24 May, 2016

Happy Birthday Elizabeth~

At sunrise today
A rainbow appeared
Light shining through
Darkness and fear.

This is the day,
May twenty forth,
My baby girl would have turned 4.
I miss her hugs,
Her smiles, her eyes.
Yet I still feel her peace
Her spirit is wise.
I keep looking on
Each day is new
Each moment a gift
I soak in the view.
I love you Lizzy,
I am blessed by your peace.
I find hope in your love.
May you presence ever increase.

Until that day
When I can hold you again
I'll try stay focused
And let the present Reign.


May 24, 2016
Happy Birthday baby girl~

03 May, 2016

Two Years





Two years ago my light went dim 

Now my now takes courage 

I travel the dark, the grim. 


Your spirit is near me, yes its true. 

Still, I long to hold you baby blue, 

To look in your eyes, to kiss you goodnight 

It’s in a different realm, I feel your light. 


You’re not dim. 

You’re flame is not dark. 

I endeavor to see every spark. 


The gifts you bring, 

Help mend my soul 

Add peace to my being 

Make me Whole. 


Before I knew your gentle love 

I was partially empty. 

A cup half full. 



I am a better person 

because of you. 

Though, your Earth life short 

Your spirit lives on, 

Your light shines through

Peace, Love, Support 


As I’ve watched others suffer losses deep 

I wondered as I watch them weep. 

Is it really better to have loved and lost? 

I know now, Love is worth the cost. 


You teach me to honor my dreams 

Your light burns with hope 

Reminding that Jesus redeems 

It is only through Him we can cope. 



So, when I long to hold you. 

When my moments are grim. 

I try to remember we’ll be together again. 



I love you Madison Elizabeth. 

And still I thank God for you everyday. 

Love, Mama

02 May, 2016

Thankful

Grateful for friends who get me through.

26 March, 2016

Cello Practice


Elias and his Cello.  A learning experience.


12 March, 2016

Trailer Remodel- TheSheepCamp


Carpet has been removed.  I am prepping for paint.



I am begining to paint the cabinets.  Swanky Grey.

30 December, 2015

Christmas in France 2015



We lit a candle for Lizzy.  She is always with us in thoughts and spirit.  

Strausborg, France town center-  Christmas Market


Strausborg, France

Church in Paris

Brandon the elf followed us to France! Keepin an eye on everyone.

Selestai, France-  Home to the first Christmas tree in 1521

Christmas Market, Strausborg


Highspeed train to Paris-  Wow that was FAST.


24 December, 2015

Christmas Tree Dance

Strausborg  Christmas Market,
Christmas Eve 2015
France
The night is still
Darkness in France.
Yet love is present
At this Christmas tree dance

Traditions rich,
Christmas bells ring.
The village honors
the birth of a King.

Our family celebrates
Christmas this year
Thinking of Lizzy
Oh how I miss her still.

Darkness runs deep
These midwinter nights
Yet the sun still reaches us
With each morning light.

A Savior is born,
To teach Peace to the world
Reminding us of our baby Girl.

Peace on Earth,
Goodwill to men.
May the year ahead
Be filled with Light and Zen.

HLC
 —

28 November, 2015

Ugly Sweaters and Left Over Pie

Ugly Sweaters and Pie 2015
Sister Missionaries are awesome.

19 November, 2015

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Heidi Lamb-Castle and Jon Kabat-Zinn
Lizzy,
I caught a vision of you in meditation today.
You walked with joy and you called my name.
"Mama", you smiled as your eyes met mine.
Your face was bright, your light still Shines.
A good days work in yoga, meditation with this guy- Thank you so much Jon Kabat-Zinn

10 November, 2015

Honk 40 Heidi

What does a 40 year old understand about life?
I have much to learn… of this I am sure.
I know love, I know pain
And often, I find…
They are the same.
Loving deeply, the greatest joy of life
Loving deeply, my greatest hurt.
With out one I would not know the other
Living life never tasting dessert.
Today I enjoy the sweetness of life's dessert.
Thanks for the birthday wishes! Thanks for the honking horns at my house! Fun times. Thanks Eric for being my best friend and partner in life.









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30 October, 2015

Halloween 2015 Eric's Chester Costume- only thing lacking is a big van with no windows


 This door to door salesman tricked Gramy Lamby and Grandpa Cory.  They were willing to buy his magazines, but only out of pity.



22 October, 2015

Yoga Girls~

Some of my Yoga Ladies!  Enjoying visiting and eating.  

18 October, 2015

RubyCatherine

5 year old RubyCatherine
She loves Kindergarten.
Becoming a great reader.
Cuddly and kind.
Here she is wearing the dress Grandma Wendy made her.
Oh how I love this girl!

15 October, 2015

Pottery

Elias and I have been enjoying some pottery time together.  I love his creative mind and his outgoing friendly heart.  He makes lots of friends where ever he goes.

03 October, 2015

Camping Lake Bemidji

We love Lake Bemidji
We had a FANTASTIC General Conference weekend.

Storybook Trails are one of our favorites at Lake Bemidji.


My best girlfriend.  I love her more than words can describe.  

16 September, 2015

Autumn


Autumn fun with these kids is my joy.  They keep things real. And they keep me laughing.  Our cute neighbor Grace is a delightful addition to the neighborhood.

12 September, 2015

Yoga Teacher



Tammy is one of the most amazing yoga teachers I have encountered.  She has skills, wisdom and she cares.

10 September, 2015

Kindergarten- Look out World... Here She Comes!

First Day of School
Time moves swiftly.  I just try to enjoy the moments as they pass.  This is one that will stay in my heart for many moons.

24 August, 2015

Hair Week



It has been Hair Week.  RubyCat has been pretty patient for a 5 year old.  She is one of the happiest people I know.  I am so thankful for that-