Good Morning!! I am a creature of habit...every morning, for 5 years, I start my coffee and turn on my pandora radio and start the long process of getting ready. I switch between country and praise and worship but for the month of December I listen to christmas music. A song that I fell in love with was "Mary did you know".....it talks about Mary being a mom to a man that would walk on water, heal the blind to see and would be the King of Kings. I have often talked that Mary was the first mom we saw grieve for her child as he hung on the cross, she loved him and her heart was broken.....there is nothing like the love of a mother for her child. When our kids face adversity, sadness and dissapointment it is sometimes hard to remember our heavenly father loves that child more than we do...and there is a perfect plan in place. When my B was born with health problems and we were deciding on surgery for him, I was torn what to do. Here was a precious boy that could not walk, could not talk and had no equilibrium.... but the surgery may not help. We are a baseball fanactic family.... and we had hopes for both of our boys to become.."boys of summer"...there is nothing sweeter than hearing the crack of the bat and feel the excitement in the air.... baseball was a long thought from my mind, I just wanted a well son. We were facing hard choices as young parents.....I receive a phone call from a friend, "Is everything alright with B?" I tell her what we are facing surgery or no surgery and she says... " I had a dream last night..."B was standing in a stadium and he was giving his testamony to many people." My frist words..."he was talking?" I knew instantly this was a gift....here was my answer and we would have many surgeries after the first but I had confidence we were doing the Lords will when it came to B. Yesterday, we make our way to another doc. for my B, this time a sports medicine doctor. He has an injury in his throwing arm.....Happy Beautiful Tuesday yall....yall know, if you are a parent, the broken heart that happens when you see a look on your childs face that is total sadness and disappointment. As the doctor tells us what he saw on the xray, my heart is sinking, he schedules an MRI this morning to further see what is going on. Last night we gather on the bed and we pray.....my words to B is the verse hanging in the FAITH room....Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you. PLans to give you HOPE and a future. I know my heavenly father loves my B more than I do and he has a great plan in place. My B says to me last night....it is not over yet mom maybe I do surgery maybe not, we will see and so I am taken right back to that precious little boy that could not walk or talk and instead of having a heart of sadness, I have a full heart of love and praise... whatever you are facing today remember.... Our heavenly Father loves you and yes he has a plan for you. May your day be full of amazing blessing and full of FAITH, HOPE and LOVE.... I am counting on these words today!!
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.