Good Morning!!! A while back I wrote of a regular, that is now a dear friend. He had lost his first wife 20 years ago and his wife now was battling cancer. He always took time to ask about my boys, even when his world was crashing. On Christmas Eve I received word that his precious wife had lost her battle, and was made whole and rejoicing with the Angels and celebrating Jesus birthday in heaven. My heart broke for him, many mornings since I received the news, I have stood in the shower and prayed for my sweet friend ( that's my best prayer time) . Yesterday morning I was working upstairs in my office trying to make some rhyme and reason to my chaos and I hear my sweet friends voice...,, I walk down and see him and Shelby hugging and talking. As tears flowed we hugged and he talked of his precious wife. Happy New year y'all...... This grill, that I say is my heavenly fathers grill, had no food to offer my sweet friend.... He did not come to fill his belly, he came to fill his heart ..... My friend now starts a different journey, truly 2013 will be full of changes..... But as he sat with tears flowing and a heart full of anguish and sadness he was claiming the love of our Heavenly Father. My friend is not the only one grieving at the start of this beautiful new year but he knows our Heavenly Father and he knows there is hope. The Lord gave me a gift yesterday ..... It's not about the building or the little rooms..... This grill is about people and love and doing life together , even when life is really hard. No matter what happens in 2013, the CIG will always be a place where tears, laughter, food and stories are shared. This is his grill and all who enter are welcomed and loved. Pray for my sweet friend..... What a tough journey he is on....faith hope and love .... But the greatest of these is love... And this is what the CIG is about!! May your year be full of life's greatest blessings !!!
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.