Good Morning!! The month of October, for the last 5 years, the CIG crew members have shown support for Breast Cancer awareness. I started this Friday tradition in the 10 month to honor my mom that died 20 plus years ago from this disease but now it is so much more than honoring the passing of my mom, it is a celebration of all of the amazing women that have fought and won over this disease . Happy Beautiful Saturday & Happy Race for the cure day.... Yesterday as the crew was decked out in shirts with funny saying and pink everywhere you turned, it was an amazing atmosphere . I have 2 motorcycle policemen that are my regulars, they were sitting in their normal booth but turned around looking as if they needed something, I walk over and ask if all was good..." Yes just trying to read all the great shirts". One of them begins his story ... Actually his wives story, "she is a 2 time breast cancer survivor, she is an amazing women that has beat a horrible disease , thank you for showing y'all's support for a cure and early detection."... Lunch was crazy yesterday , a lady with a red ball cap answered the #3 for her guest , as I am walking her back to faith she stops, takes off her hat and says "thank you for showing your support", underneath that red ball cap was beautiful short hair growing back since her treatment. Donna is the women center in this picture, she is more than a cherished regular, she is my friend...., I was on her journey of diagnosis, treatment, healing and now being cancer free for over a year. It is an amazing blessing to see these beautiful amazing survivors..... The big pink cross that is on the wall behind all of us girls was a gift from Donna last year, everyday I walk into the Faith and see this beautiful cross and it reminds be of HOPE, not the despair that I use to feel when I thought of this disease. Today and everyday I honor the women that have fought hard and survived & for all if the family's that no longer have their warrior my heart is full of compassion, love & understanding, I get it!! This is the day The Lord has made, we will rejoice!!
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.