Good Morning!! The lessons we learn as children will carry us through our lives.....as parents we teach our kids how to do life, how to handle adversity, hardship, joy, chaos.... you name it we teach by example. I grew up in Dallas, I was the only one in my family born in Texas. Both of my parents were born and raised in Arkansas and that is where all of my grandparents lived. My mom was raised by a single mother, supporting 4 children on her own. My memaw was diagnoised with cancer, she lived on her own, with no family close by. My parents made the desicion to bring her to Texas and live with us.......we took care of her.....not long after my mom was diagnoised with cancer and now my dad and I were caring for 2 cancer patients....mother and daughter. My parents truly honored the verse in the bible that says..."Honor your father and your mother".....they lived this verse with their whole hearts and they were blessed in so many ways. Over the last few years, I have had the great opportunity to get to know a woman that is truly a joy to know.....she comes in with either her adult son or daughter and she radiates kindness to all around her..... I have been following her journey on FB, she has moved her elderly mom in with her.......when I asked her the other day "how it was going?" in her kind way she said it has been tough...the adjustment part. Happy Beautiful Thursday yall......my precious regular is honoring what the Lord told us to do......she is now taking care of the women that raised her and took care of her and she is doing it with grace. I have learned.....doing our heavenly Fathers will for us is not easy but always so worth the journey. I was a child when my parents made this desicion to care for my memaw, I did not really understand the committment, and talking and watching my regular, I see my parents, the sacrifices they made to honor a single mom who had cared for my mom in everyway. It is so amazing that 28 years later, after the fact ,I have learned a great lesson about life from my parents and it is because my precious regular shared her journey with me. I have had the great opportunity to meet the new "roommate" and she is precious......she has raised an amazing daughter that is making great sacrifices for her but isn't that the true cylce of life? with true love and commitment comes great sacrifce. We are the example for our children......how to live life, what kind of example are you? Gosh when I say that it kind of makes my stomach hurt..... I want to be an example that honors my parents and my heavenly Father and I want to do it with grace just as my parents did and my regular is doing. .....leading by example no matter the sacrifice it is always worth the journey!!
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.