Good Morning!! The crew and I catered for an organization last night called Marian Moss. This organization helps individuals with disabilities and disadvantaged conditions with employment options. The majority of the guest were adults that in some form or fashion have special needs, the other guest in attendance were either family members of these precious adults, volunteers that help with the individuals or the people that run this great organization, needless to say, it was a festive evening. The crew and I were crazy busy...just for a split second I looked around the room at the 200 plus people and my heart was full.....it was a room full of our heavenly father's "perfect blessings." Last year an article came out in the AJ the title, "Heading the call".... this article talked about business's that gave back to the community, the CIG was apart of this article for feeding the hungry..... so many people came to me after it was printed, many with the same words..."I had no idea the Cast Iron Grill did this."......I had those same words on the tip of my lips last night.....I saw so many of the CIG regulars that are associated with Marian Moss. One of my precious regulars was there with her adult daughter that has a disability....never would I have guessed this amazing journey she has traveled with her "perfect blessing". Another one of my regular's is a mentor to a young man..... she told me how much she loves mentoring him..... "what an amazing blessing he is to me, a difference has been made in my life, because of him." Happy Beautiful Wednesday ya'll... Everyday I learn something new about my CIG regulars.....they are amazing people, with amazing hearts that are rooted deep with passions, a passion that is to help others. I know that life is crazy busy, just as I was last night.....but if you take a second to look around, you will be amazed at the "perfect blessings". The Lord has blessed me with feeding the hungry and I know this is not for everyone just as volunteering to help adults with disabilities may not be your calling either, but what I do know our heavenly father wants us involved in something other than ourselves, our families or our jobs. When I talk to a regular about volunteering at Casa or one of the local attorneys is having lunch with a group of teenagers..."Guiding them with choices through this tough life".... my heart overflows to see others involved...their passion is ignited. When you set out to make a difference in others lives....it is really your life receiving the blessing. These are Helen Keller words.... " I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble." .pretty powerful!! May your day be blessed....volunteering ya'll, I honestly can not describe the feeling, you just have to do it!!!
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.