Island of Misfit Toys
Good Morning!! Last year I was interviewed for an online travel site. The writer was from up north, he stumbled upon the CIG as he was heading back home. The Cast Iron Grill stuck with him. He called to ask if I would talk to him about this little grill. He asked me about the staff.... "We are like an island of misfit toys.....none of us the same, we are broken in some areas, wounded in other ways and strong in so many ways, it works, we embrace each other and all of our differences, just like our guest, not one the same but none are excluded." I am sure most of you can remember back to being a teenager and all you wanted to do is fit in...of course there were those that were completely different, I was one of those. When I had the amazing opportunity to be a stay at home mom, I embraced it, I did not have to fit in anywhere. In the 15 years of being with my kids I became comfortable in my own skin and had finally embraced who the Lord made me to be...but then he dropped me in the grill...to be completely uncomfortable. As ya'll know my life has been nothing but change for the last few months.... new house, new town, new school, new church... geez even a new grocery store. I find myself trying to fit in.....wanting to fit in. Shelby and I attended an event this weekend and we left early...feeling uncomfortable in our own skin. Happy Beautiful Tuesday ya'll....... Have you ever felt this way? I am not sure why the Lord has put my family and I on this particular journey.... it has been a long time since I have felt like a misfit toy....but it has renewed my heart .... I know I was becoming complacent in my life, just as I was when I stayed at home.... I need to feel like that misfit toy to become everything the Lord has planned for me. Are you feeling uncomfortable in your own skin? Hold on because that is when the Lord is preparing you...feeling this way isn't the greatest feeling, but knowing that something great is coming, I will embrace the feeling of being a misfit toy!! May you be blessed and not to comfortable in your own skin:)
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.