A Life Lived for Others
Good Morning!! 4 1/2 years ago 3 of my regulars brought me an iron sign....it has Cast Iron Grill cut out of it, this treasured gift has been hanging in my front dining room since the day they gave it to me. 2 years ago, another man became one of my regulars. He would call in a to go order every morning, the exact same order everyday, and would come pick it up on his way home for work. The more he came in of course the more we talked.... one morning he looks at the iron sign that I have loved so much, and tells me he was the one that made it.... that became our connection and a friendship started. The girls and I have celebrated his accomplishment of finishing school and promotion at his job....he is just a good guy. A while back his wife was diagnoised with cancer. I have prayed with them and for them during this time of struggle. He has been her caretaker, nurse, provider, cheerleader..... on this journey he has brought her in daily for breakfast or lunch. He works overnights so many days when they sit to eat, he has had no sleep. Her treatments are done as of last week,.... the spots have dissappeared, what an unbelievable praise. To experience watching a spouse love and care for their mate, when their mate is in a battle to save their life, I honestly can't describe it. Last week they come to eat and hand me a bracelet, the words that wrapped around this precious gift ..."A life lived 4 others.... is a life worth living" . Mr W has lived these words....and I was so honored and humbled that he gave me one. I have not taken it off since I received it.... when I look at it, I remember my claim is to make a difference in someones life. Happy Wednesday yall... when you step outside of yourself and live a life for others, it changes your whole perspective. Thanks Mr. W for your friendship and allowing me to experience yalls journey, and for this precious gift that is a reminder to me everyday it has made a difference in my life:)
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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.