Good Morning!! This new place has been a hubbub of activity for weeks now, this morning it is quiet...my first deliveries are arriving and I find myself in a corner booth thinking about this amazing year the Lord has given me..... I have said goodbye to many precious friends, a heartache that was so great I felt as if I could not breath. I have celebrated with "happy tears" over many of my precious friends and regulars that have received the words.."CANCER FREE". It is the coolest thing to pray, believe and receive. I was betrayed by someone I loved and amazing I did not crumble or become bitter, I became a better version of myself.....learning thru heartache. I became an "Idaloulian", I uprooted my precious family to a small town with a great school and left behind my oldest son to learn to live on his own.....and my family changed and I have felt my heavenly father in every step. I have embraced that I am becoming the poster child for change....I use to be drug kicking and screaming when change was happening but I am learning when change is happening that is when our heavenly father is at work. I truly learned this year what it was to have a servants heart and that I want to have one always. I have experienced more love and kindness from others it is overwhelming & humbling....I am undeserving but so thankful. Happy Beautiful Monday yall.... as I await for opening day I feel excited, scared and overwhelmed....my precious family and 12 other families are depending on me to lead the way into a great new journey.....and my FAITH rest in the hands of my Lord and Savior.My bank account is drained(never big to begin with) but 2013 awaits all of us with great possibilities and we can either go into it with a heart of Faith or a heart of fear, it is up to us. The one great lesson I will take from this year.....love. I have watched devastated, heart broken spouses' go from anguish to joy and find love again. FAITH HOPE & LOVE but the greatest of these is LOVE!! In the words of my sweet Alysha.... "LETS DO THIS"!!! Happy New Year yall may it be full of peace, faith hope and love ......and amazing great food:) WOOT WOOT I will praise him thru whatever comes.....he is my light and my salvation....nothing is better than that!!
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.