Good Morning!! Wednesday started with me being behind.....I had a lot of paper work to do(my least favorite) I went around the back way to my office so I would see no one.Yes I am a talker and love to visit with my crew and guest so I completely avoided everyone. One of my girls came in and told me of a new guest on table 6. I walked out of my cave and met this beautiful lady with her precious grandsons. I learned she was a teacher and her grandson rides sheep in rodeo's the thought made me smile....never met anyone that rode a sheep. My visit with her fantastic...she told me of being single after 28 years of marriage and of course my nosey self wanted to know wow after that long "what happens". She was so content where her life was...struggles and all. Lunch time came and I am sitting all of my guest waiting at the door. The next guest in line answered my question with "2". I escort these 2 ladies to there booth....The one looks at me with tears in her eyes and says.."I am going to try to say this without crying". She tells me of her journey. She lives in Florida and has had major health issues, as she is recovering from major surgery she becomes friends with the CIG on facebook and reads the CIG stories, she tells me, now with both of us teary eyed, they brought hope and faith and she came to the CIG to tell me this, I make my way back to the front with tears rolling down and ask Shelby to take over, my heart feeling all sorts of things. Shelby received word yesterday that one of his precious friends, that has been batteling cancer, is in ICU. On the way to the hospital Shelby says "So many people are hurting, our heartaches not so bad." Shelby and I had the honor to pray with this precious amazing family....as we gathered around this amazing mans bed,holding hands, I have never felt more love and heartache all at once.... their sorrow great. Happy Thursday yall.... Why do I speak of three completely different journeys? As Shelby said there are so many people hurting....for all different reasons but the one common factor is our heavenly father. He is the ultimate comforter the one to bring absolute peace. All of our journeys and heartache are so different but no matter the heartache there is a path to peace. May your sorrow be turned into 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.