Good Morning!! I talk often of having an instant connection when I meet people that have been touched by cancer, especially breast cancer. Shelby and his brother were vending this weekend at the bike rally in Brownfield. Shelby and I were sitting on the porch yesterday catching up from him being gone. I told him I really liked the shirt he brought home. Its a black shirt that was given to him from the rally....the group is called riders support alliance. He begins to tell me a story.....On Saturday he had left the trailer to listen to the band, he had this black shirt on. People were eveywhere, Shelby felt someone touch his back and he turned around to a big ole man, he was spanish with a crew cut, bike leathers covered his body. "Where did you get that shirt, my brothers name is on that shirt". Shelby looked at him and said "my dad's name is right there.....next to your brothers name." You see this shirt was honoring the fallen bikers. Shelby and this biker had an instant connection they hugged and talked of their loved ones that had passed. We all come from different backgrounds, we have different lifestyles, families, jobs, but we all feel the same way when loss hits. Happy Beautiful Monday yall. We are not so different....we celebrate when we are happy and we grieve when loss hits. Our heavenly father is so awesome to allow us to have connections. Shelby will will never forget meeting this man and learning of his brother...the loss of a loved one is so great but when you trust in our heavenly fathers healing hand you see amazing blessing pour out. Sometimes the journey we are on is so painful....but when you share a connection with someone, even a stranger....wow it will empact you forever.May your day be beautiful and full of blessings, share your journey yall you never know who has suffered the same loss as you and out of shared sorrow a difference can be made.
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.