Good Morning!! F.R.O G.....forever rely of God. Mr. B has a plastic frog that is kept in his pocket, I wrote of him and his struggle with thryroid cancer. The day he shared his precious plastic frog with me, I was struggling and he offered words of comfort to me. Funny, he was in a war with cancer and he was giving me words of comfort. This is the kind of man Mr.B is. He had surgery and treatment and has been cancer free.... He returned to work and so I only get to see him when he is scheduled for blood work. Mr. B has been coming in since we opened, Alysha and I become giddy everytime we see him, always kind words and big hugs. Yesterday afternoon I was buried deep in work....I hear his voice before I see him and then he appears in my office door with his hands full, bearing gifts...(food gifts the best)The Company that Mr. B works for has a popcorn maker that they have set up for the holidays.....popcorn that taste like the movies. I stand up and greet my sweet friend and thank him for the salty treat.....he has brought this to us for the last 3 or 4 years."Mr. B how ya doing?"... "Received some not so good news.... my cancer is back". My heart sunk as he told me what was going on. I expressed my concerns and told him I would be praying..."Mr. B do you have your frog?" absolutely were his words and he pulled out the little plastic frog that was nestled in his pocket. Happy Beautiful Tuesday yall, my heart was heavy after Mr. B left...as I was tossing the popcorn in my mouth my thoughts went to his act of kindness. His life is up in the air right now, a new battle is starting ,but he thought of us at the CIG and brought us so much joy. Dont we all want to have a heart and faith like Mr. B....when things in his life seem unsettled he is thinking of others, he is making a difference with his actions. When we were talking, his words to me.."Its ok, its just another part of this great life." Mr. B feels blessed no matter the circumstance, he is praising our heavenly father and truly living the words F.R.O.G....forever rely on God. May your day be beautiful and your actions show kindness to others, it is the simple things that make the biggest difference. I love this man so very much and my prayers are with him and his sweet family.....his life lessons are teaching all of those around him...he is allowing our heavenly Father to shine through him, no matter the circumstance!
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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.