Good Morning!! On saturday I was having a conversation with a friend about the grill. She is the one that built my website and updates all of my stories to "Teresa Tidbits".....she sees issues for the outside in and we were discussing them. Her words to me, "You and your staff not only did all of this in such a short time but you did it in a glass house for all to see... celebrations and failures. Yesterday I wrote be the person you would like to meet.....well I wrote it but did not live it, in fact if I would have met me yesterday I would have ran the other way. Do you ever feel like every single way you turn is a test? A test of the right choices, a test to how you will react to a situation a test to who you really are? I went to bed early last night just to get away from myself, I had a very heavy heart and I was angry.... I actually was wallering and making excuses for my behavior.... my thoughts."Why does no one truly have my back?" Happy Beautiful Tuesday!!! Do you ever feel this way? I have told my boys since they were little...make good choices or there will be consequences.... my B learned that lesson the hard way this weekend.... he was at the wrong place at the wrong time, even though he was not involved in the festivities he was there....and is suffering the consequences....the crazy thing is, he has not made 1 excuse, he has not blamed the other kids, he has showed no anger....he is not wallering like I was, he is learning to do better, he is taking a life lesson and using it. Everyday I learn something so valuable from our heavenly father....yes I have put myself, my co-workers and my family in a glass house but it keeps us accountable to everyone in our lives.... I am my heavenly Fathers daughter and my actions need to reflect that!! I pray yall have a beautiful blessed day.....the reality is....everyday minute of everyday we will be tested in some form or fashion, are you going to react poorly like I did or are your action going to reflect who's child you are. I learned from my B...it is not about making excuses, it is about being and doing better....I am a work in progress and sometimes that stone comes right into my glass house and hit's me between the eyes!! It is worth heartache, frustration and pain if it makes us better!!
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.