Good Morning!! An 8 year old little boy rides up on his bike and walks into the office...."Could you help me find my Mom?" The office is the place where grieving loved ones find a resting place for their loved ones that have left this earth, the City Cemetary. This request took the workers off guard but they did indeed help him find his mom. Everyday since that question was asked this precious little boy has made his way, by bike, to visit his mom....he just wants to talk. After hearing this story I walk away with tears streaming down my cheeks. A young couple wait at the door to be seated, there number was 3 and a baby. I was too busy at the moment to look into the baby carrier, a little while later they have the top of the carrier pulled back and I notice a tiny baby, "Oh mylanta, how old is this precious baby", 1 week was the answer, I look around the table and notice a teenage boy sitting with this young couple, "Is this your first?" actually he is and they pointed to the blond haired teenage boy ....we adopted him 2 months ago. I looked at this precious family & my thoughts went to what kind of people they are. She was 7 months pregnant with her first baby and yet she takes on a teenager. "Congratulations on both of your new babies" as these words came from my lips, I glanced at this young man and his smile said it all, it melted my heart. Once again as I walk away from this precious "new family" tears slid down my cheeks. Happy Beautiful Tuesday..... I do not know the journey of these two boys, one just wanting to talk to his mom and one blessed with a new mom, but they both touched my heart. As a mom, my thoughts wandered to the fact "what was life like before the precious 8 yr old lost his mom and what was life like for a 16 yr old before he had his "new" mom...... I shared both of these stories with my 2 boys there are so many kids hurting & I want their hearts open and full of compassion. I am trying to remember to pray for these 2 kids that I do not even know....thier stories touched my heart and made a difference in my life...... No matter what is going on in my life, I am truly blessed. Funny....my first thoughts after hearing of the little boy that needed help finding his mom...what a gift I knew exactly where my mom's burial place is, even though she is really not there. If we all picked a kid out and just started praying for them could you imagine what the future would be for them and for all of those around...... our Heavenly Father loves these boys and he has a great plan for both of them.....
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.