Good Morning!! This week is my 5yr anniversary....tomorrow actually being the day. Shelby and I are driving yesterday, both of us quite. He looks over at me and says, "What are you thinking?", I know for most men this is a loaded question. My reply....what do you think it is? he shrugs and I tell him "of course the move" He knows I am referring to the CIG changing locations, if I let it, this situations could consume me. Back in January my words...."I am not sure what the Lord has for me, but I do know it is full of change and I am not sure I am up to fulfilling his task for me." This 5yr anniversary will be sweet in so many ways, I am thankful and proud of what the CIG has become. My heart is so full of other mixed emotions as well. The other day, one of my regulars stopped me to ask if the rumors were true...."Are you really changing locations?" we talked of what was to come, and I glanced over at his precious girlfriend and she had tears rolling down her face, for once it wasn't me crying. She expressed her sadness over the CIG leaving and what was to become of it? My heart was so full.... I hugged her and told her, "this will be great...whatever happens." Happy Monday ya'll......This week will be a week of remembering for me....priceless and precious memories have happened at the 18th and K building. Are there days, weeks or months you are feeling totally unsure or that you are just not capable of the task ahead? The one thing I know..... he made us and he love's us. Faith is not believing he can, its his knowing he will. "Alone" I am not equipped or capable to fulfill the task ahead, but with him by my side " All things are possible." When I start feeling overwhelmed, I stop and replay these beautiful memories he has given me.... where I have been and where I am is truly by the grace of God. Celebrate this beautiful Monday....and when doubt creeps in.... replay ALL the great blessing he has blessed you with!! WOOT WOOT its going to be a great week!!
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.