Good Morning!! An array of beautiful emotions and radiant colors, this describes my weekend. Over the last 5 years, the CIG has had the great opportunity to experience the best of people, yes we do get the cranky ones but hopefully by the times they leave they are not so cranky. Saturday morning the kitchen crew, Shelby, myself and my kids were going to start the process of tearing out the stage and drawing the schematic of the kitchen for the hood system. The plan was 7:00am but of course I was running late.... My crew was waiting on me and we immediately get to work.... we hear the front door and low and behold one of my regulars walks in...." I was waiting at the new location for yall, I am here to help. I honestly could not pick up my jaw.... on his Saturday off he wanted to help us! We make our way to the new location and start to work and within an hour another regular shows up to help, I can not describe how my heart felt. All day long the new location was a revolving door of friends and guest..."Just wanting to check it out!!" My amazing regulars have offered and donated equipment we can use to make our task easier. When I have felt overwhelmed or my fear that I am not doing the right thing creeps in another friend stops in to say ..."How exciting, its going to be amazing." Happy Beautiful Monday.... my heavenly Father is guiding me and I feel him with every fiber of my soul but when I am exhausted and become overwhelmed he brings someone to me to ease my thoughts, or to bring me that deep belly laughter that I love so much. Last night ended my beautiful weekend when I was able to give my sister the grand tour, besides my kids no othere family has seen it. As we were walking through and I am telling her my ideas she is as giddy as a school girl.... her words to me brought tears rolling down my face..."Mom would be so proud, she would be here in a second to share in all of this....I am so happy for you." Two sisters standing in a mess of a bathroom sharing a moment that will always be in my heart. I serve an awesome God, as my exhaustion creeps in, he fills me with his strength and courage and surrounds me with the most amazing people... I am truly blessed and very thankful. May your day be full and you are surrounded by amazing people, there is no better feeling!!
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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.