Good Morning!!5 years ago a group of men came to me and ask if they could have their bible study at the CIG every Tuesday morning. They range from 60 to 80 and they have anywhere between 15 to 25 that attend. This group has become a part of the CIG. We have lost some over the years and as I have left work to attend their funerals my heart has broken and many tears have been shed. Everytime one ofthem calls the CIG my heart stops....praying not another one has gone home. When I started the process of finding a new place for the grill, they were in my mind. I needed a private meeting space for them.....and so my brother-n-law built the FAITH room at the new location. Happy Beautiful Tuesday yall!! This morning these amazing retired men will start flowing in and checking out their new room and I am giddy to see them. I have a great connection with these fellas.... I use to be there waitress and now, they are the only ones that order at the breakfast counter with me every Tuesday morning. This morning as I greet them with huge hugs, tell them Happy New Year and how much I have missed them,my heart will be full, this move will be complete for me. I have a stain glass hanging in my entry way, that one of my precious guys made for me.... it is special because he and his precious wife brought it to me, one of the last times I sat in the booth with them was the day they gave me this gift....she is no longer with us but everytime I look at the stain glass I think of my friendship with her and I pray for her amazing sweet husband that has been left behind. No matter the age, the Lord blesses with a great connection. We laugh together, we cry together and we support each other!!! I am giddy to see them this morning. Welcome home fellas, I hope and pray you love the room created just for yall!! I pray today connections are made that are life changing in yall's life. FAITH HOPE and LOVE yall that is what it is about:)
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.