Good Morning y'all!!!.......... Under the blanket of darkness and stars I drive to work every morning, I don't live in town & so I travel farm roads that are deserted and quiet .... A few mornings a week my voice cuts through the darkness as I yell ......"good morning Mr.daniels. I flash my headlights and swerve away from the traveler....... Last year driving in every morning I started seeing a man,I couldn't tell anything about him except he wore a reflective vest like a road worker. At first I thought he was walking to work, but I always thought "where does he work way out here?" Quite a few mornings this stranger became Shelby 's and I topic of conversation...... I wonder where he is if I don't see him & I wonder what his journey is ?"..... Happy beautiful Friday y'all...... A few weeks ago Shelby and I were running late and my walker was turning around at the intersection" now is your chance Teresa , stop and meet him, u know you want too."" No"was my response, I didn't want to scare him or bother him... I drove for a second and then turned my big red truck right around and headed straight back....... I pulled up slowly and Shelby lowered his window and I met this stranger that had been apart of my mornings for so long. His name Mr.Daniels, he retired 3 years ago and was in very poor health, "a heart attack waiting to happen " came from his lips . He started walking.... He now walks 14 miles a day...". Why on these roads ?".."quiet and safe" we're his answer . We both shared a little of our lives and then it was time for me to get going..... How ironic that I met this man on a dark lonely road and Shelby and I now talk of concern when we miss him a few days...." Geez , Teresa, we never should have met him, it just gives us someone else to worry about!!".....we all get so busy that we don't take the time to meet that stranger that gets coffee everyday the same place we do or walks their kids into school the same time you do........ I am thankful Shelby told me to stop ..... Who would have thought just taking a minute out of my day to make a connection would make a difference in my life .... Mr Daniels knows someone on that dark cold road cares about him every morning...... Gosh isn't this really what God wants for us...... Connections with others y'all, it makes a huge difference in your lives & so every morning I flash my headlights, swerve away and greet a man that was once a stranger & yell out "Good morning Mr.Daniels "and my heart smiles with every word..... Yep connection it's good for the soul ...
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.