Good Morning!! Do you ever feel as if you have bitten off more than you can chew? Over the last 4 days, I have been in constant prayer....asking for strength, wisdom, kindness & direction. The work at the new building can be overwhelming, new problems everyday. Yesterday myself and some of the girls head over to work at the new joint, we all get to work and then an incident happens that was scary and by the grace of God we were all ok, after the fact we all laughed at each other over our reaction, we absolutely can find humor in anything. When this incident occured, I realized, Oh mylanta just another problem to fix, issues creeping up everywhere. The girls start leaving to tend to their young families and it is Shelby, myself and a regular working. My mind is on overload, I talk to my heavenly father for a little bit and then turn on the music to drown out the noise in my head. I get into a groove of accomplishing something and Shelby says "ok wrap it up....you have to get some sleep."(this is why I love him) I leave the building with doubt hanging in my heart and in my mind. The drive to Idalou can be exhausting after a long day of work, Shelby and I are driving in silence, if I could cry I probably would but I am too exhausted....My phone starts barking....Taylor(20) says "Hey mom, could you please sing me my song, we can't rememeber it."... a smile immediatly spreads across my face and my heart changed instantly. When Taylor was a baby, it was just him and I for 15 hours a day, Shelby worked constantly to support us, I would talk to Taylor as if he were an adult(hello I am a talker) and I sang to him, I made up a song about his eyes and his smile and this is Taylors song. He put me on speaker phone, for all of them to hear, it was Taylor, my B, Mindy and B's girlfriend Ashley. I finished singing the song and they all laughed... my exhaustion and frustration disappered and this was an absolute gift. Happy Beautiful Tuesday yall..... Our lives are full of amazing blessings, I love the saying..."If you are blessed to live in Texas, you are blessed enough" As my life gets more and more stressful, my heavenly father slips little reminders in my path to keep it all in perspective. If you are blessed to be a parent, you are blessed enough....if you are blessed with a job....you are blessed enough!! When I become overwhlemed, I am realizing that is when I have taken my hand from his, trying to do it on my own and that is when I feel I have bitten off more than I can chew. Keep it in perspective yall ....count your blessing instead of your problems.....May yalls day be full of amazing blessing look around you they are there!!
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.