Good Morning!! The evening is a favorite part of my day.... I usually wait for my B to get home from football so I can drag the details of his day out of him. My B is 17 and is not a talker... the last few months our conversations turn to news that is tough, he has had a lot of things go on that can be very stressful and has effected his health in some way. We say kids are resilent and yes they are but situations affect them sometimes harder than they affect adults, we have learned how to cope through aging. Last night I had an event going on at the CIG, we had made plans for him to come up here after football so he could eat and let's face it I just wanted to be with him for a little bit. We catch up on his day, he had his first FFA competition and he was excited about the adventure....funny the thought of him in FFA makes me smile, something so different from what he has ever done and he has embraced it. I tell him of the amazing news I had received..... "B, I received a message from Alan's mom, the first preliminary tests of the tumor are benign"..... this news is of B's friend that has the brain tumor. They took a biopsy last Wednesday and we have been waiting on the results. When I saw the look on his face I realized how tough life has been lately....sometimes I forget, its not just Shelby and I that have lost friends over the last weeks but these men that have passed on or moved away have been apart of my B's life since he was young. Happy Beautiful Wednesday!!! I saw my B's eye light up like a christmas tree and there was pure joy across his face.....he was thankful. God is good all the time and watching my B react to the great news brought me back to the verse.... "childlike faith". Life has thrown a lot of lemons our way in the last year and when I was watching my B's reaction he was not surprised. What an amazing praise we are celebrating today, thank you for all of the prayers for this precious young man. Life is such a blessing and doing life with our kids...ahh what an amazing gift. Its amazing to me...when the message came to me, its was almost like my breath returned to normal for the first time in weeks, my faith and hope had been shaken but my B's had remained strong he had faith that is friend would be good. May your day be full and you have faith like a child!!
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.