I woke up this morning remembering .... I celebrated with many today over the 5th birthday of the CIG but never far from my thoughts were the events that happened 11years ago. We all have said the words "we will never forget." I sat in my living room with tears streaming down my face... As most of us watched we were not sure what was happening. Mine and Shelby's dear friends live across the river in Jersey, his mom traveling into the city for work... My precious friend lost one of his dear friends that day as those two towers fell. In the days, weeks and months that went by, tears sprang every time I saw a flag being flown...this day in history lead to a different word, I'm proud to say my sweet, brave , strong nephew has helped in the war on terror by serving this great country in another country so far away. Today is a day we remember.. The dads, moms brothers, sisters and grandparents that never came home .... Dreams broken and heartache overwhelming. We see years later how awesome our heavenly father is... He heals the walking wounded and brings joy where sorrow runs like a river out of it's banks . This great country is still healing ...... And yes life goes on, but we will never forget!!
I opened the Cast Iron Grill in October 2007. Lots of changes have happened in the last 5 1/2 years. The CIG started with 55 seats in an office building located at 18th and K. After five years, we were bursting at the seams with now 167 seats, and 24 wonderful co-workers working on top of eachother to make it happen. 2012 the Lord chose a different journey for the CIG. We relocated the CIG and opened our doors on January 2nd, 2013, just four blocks away from the old location! It has changed my world completely! All of these stories are the happenings of the people and the joy and celebration that make the CIG what it is.