I said to y'all 14 days ago this is what I do...I write & over the last 2 weeks I have been virtually silent with my words.... I was given a gift today that I will remember and cherish the rest of my life, my conversation with my daddy. He was released yesterday and was able to go home, 16 days after his surgery. The last few weeks have been extremely tough , honestly I felt my joy was gone and I was holding my breath. My words of fear, sadness & love were said to him with tears streaming down my cheeks. His tears matching mind he claimed it was all our Heavenly Father that he is here. He wanted me to tell all of you, "Thank y'all for your prayers " he felt them and our Heavenly Father heard them.... Yes a miracle has happened. Hundreds of y'all have come into the grill & asked about him and I thank you for your loving concern, kind words & prayers. Over the last few seeks I have written down so many journeys that amazing people have shared with me & I finally feel strong enough and have peace to share them with y'all over the next days & weeks. The thought of my hero healing and gaining strength daily is a feeling I honestly have no words for. Have a beautiful blessed Saturday y'all.... My heart is full.... — with Odis Sutterfield.
Good Morning!! .....Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass...It is about learning to dance in the rain.
Good morning, your comments and prayers are felt to the bottom of my soul.....thank y'all.,... My daddy surgery(knee replacement ) was Thursday and he never really regained clarity. Yesterday a sequence of seizures then MRI , scans and brain scan showed stroke, still no responding to communication and other prob. They put him in ICU waiting on the results to see damage done by stroke...... When I arrived last night my sister greeted me and said it is a blessing his update has changed ..... In the last hour he is talking and alert and most of the time he makes sense... That is prayer y'all .... The prayers that The Lord was receiving from all of y'all!! I'm not sure what this day will hold but yesterday ended with a lot of hope..as I said goodnight to him .."I love you daddy"... He won't open his eyes , but his words "I luv you too my precious daughter" are the words he says all the time and I thought what a gift & blessing, I was able to hear that again. Thank you all for your support, words and prayers. Please continue.
As I have said many times.... this is what I do I write.. I have 4 Loves of my life... Shelby, Taylor and B. the first love of my life stole my heart 43 years ago, my daddy. Today as I was about to celebrate and amazing record day at the grill, Shelby was receiving a phone call from Dallas, my daddy is having complication from a routine surgery that was performed yesterday. As Shelby took me upstairs to tell me, my heart stop. We have now been on the road 3 hours with updates coming in. I ask for prayers for my precious daddy, he is my hero and he is the one that has shown me how great my heavenly fathers love is for me because he loves me so great. Prayers for my family & strength for whatever is to come.
Good Morning!! I honestly can not believe the CIG is celebrating 6 yrs. This date is actually not the grand opening date, it is the date that the CIG was purchased & named. The first time of what would be many of stepping out on absolute blind FAITH.... 4 weeks later the doors would open and my life would be changed by 100s of amazing people journeys. This is what this place is all about... Journeys. One of my precious regulars said a few minutes ago...Happy Birthday to the CIG Teresa , I can not believe it has been 6 years, "" I can't either but I have realized , the first 5 years were truly spent in an easy bake oven & the last 9 months, the hardest I have ever endured. " as I recall my words now I realize yes hard & full of problems and change but actually the 3 most important things have not changed..... Our heavenly fathers amazing blessings, the amazing hope that is here everyday & the stories that people share that I then have the great opportunity to share. You see it is not me making a difference in so many people's life ... It is y'all sharing your stories with me that is making a difference. Happy beautiful Wednesday & Happy 6th Birthday to the Cast Iron Grill. I feel like a mom that is in the battle grounds of raising a child that I do not realize what it has become and what it will be. Thank y'all for being on this amazing journey..... A journey that is so full I am blessed beyond what words can express & a beautiful promise of Hope from my Heavenly Father.
Good Morning!! One of my favorite phrases growing up...."And now for the rest of the story!" of course many of us know that is from Paul Harvey, my dad would always turn up the radio and we would listen intently. A few weeks ago I wrote of an aging soldier that brought me a license plate with a purple heart displayed on it. I did not know, at the time, this soldiers name or his story, I was just honored that he gave it to me.....well now for the rest of His story. Yesterday I was coming from the kitchen, the CIG full of laughter and loudness. I was scanning the dining room to make sure everyone was good, needless to say I was preoccupied, as I made my way down the aisle there is a gentlman walking towards me. I do not instantly recognize him...the closer I get I see tears brimming around his eyes.... " I just wanted to say thank you, you have no idea how special it was to walk in and see that displayed!"..he pointed to the cherished plate hanging on the wall & my heart melted. My tears joined his and we talked. He received his purple heart in Vietnam......he points to his left side where an arm should be and says.."I lost my arm during that time, I came back to the states injured & sense then my life has been to work with soldiers that are injured mentally and physicall & actually I just retired. Happy Beautiful Friday yall..... this precious, brave man, Danny is his name, took a tragic time in his life and has used it to make a difference in so many others life. What an amazing honor it was to visit and learn the "rest of his story"........ We are honoring our Heavenly Father when we allow the bumps and turmoil on our life to make a difference in others. His love heals all wounds!
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.