Better Not Bitter
Good Morning!! .." I pray everyday that my heart does not become bitter or angry, so that I can still serve him".. My amazing guest are creature of habits. They order the same thing, usually drink the same beverage and usually comes in on the same day of the week( whatever their day is) When they get out of their routine I know there is something wrong. Last month I received a message to call Mrs.R. Mrs R is a catering customer & yes a creature of habit, never do we talk onthe phone about her monthly order....a week before it is that time of month to feed her husbands company she emails me, her and I never miss a beat, it works for us. When I was handed the message to call her my immediate response.." Was everything ok? Was she mad about something" breakfast slid into lunch and the message had slipped my mind..... Lunch was drawing to a close when Cindy comes to me and says "Mrs.R is on the phone"... "Oh mylanta is everything alright Cindy, she never calls!".... As I picked up the cradled phone my heart was pounding ..."Hey Mrs.R how are you,?" I knew instantly life was not good, sobs coming from the other end...." My husband has died Teresa" Happy beautiful Monday y'all... the conversation was heart wrenching, with both of us sobbing she tells of her love affair of over 30 years and how an aneurism stole him away in an instant. I listen as she shares .... Last week I receive another phone call from Mrs.R... It's that time Teresa I need to place the order after the order is given I ask how she and her boys are," lonely.... I walk around the house with no purpose it seems.We are still in shock that he is gone" her voice cracks as tears flows and she tells me of the love of her life.... A kind ,wonderful loving husband and dad and the one thing she really emphasizes... He was an awesome man of God ...& so she says the words written above" I pray everyday that mine & our boys heart's do not become angry or bitter so that we can still serve him" I sat and really thought about those words and they blew me away that in the midst of mind blowing grieve her heart is focused on serving the one true God . Are you in the midst of turmoil and grief ...think about Mrs R today and choose serving him over anger and bitterness... My favorite phrase " I choose to be better not bitter"
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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.