Good Morning!! A series of events would take place in the year 1985 that would change who I would become and what my family is today. In this year,my precious mom was diagnoised with breast cancer. It was a disease that no one talked about...and being a teenager, I was really caught up in my own world...honestly no worries that my mom would not be "ok." I have written many times about the passing of my mom and how it has shaped me. Pink October is here....it is this month that this disease that effects so many women, is brought to the front of the war on cancer. Funny, I have thought about this disease almost everyday since I was the teenager 25 plus years ago. I have had the most amazing blessing to grieve, pray and celebrate with many women that have or had this disease. I am writing today to celebrate them and to say..."I love you and pray for you daily." Last year a meeting was set up with someone from the junior league regarding Holiday Happening. A beautiful, "put together"lady introduced herself as Tammie Swann King, we talk of why she was meeting with me....she told me the charity that was being highlighted with the holiday events.... breast cancer research.. it was very dear to her, in the spring she went for her 1st mammogram and there on the screen was this disease. I sat and listened to her journey..her faith, I fell in love. I met Jackie Dunlap this year, as she was going thru her second battle... her beautiful colorful do-rag were covering her bald head, she loves horses and is full of spirit, oh and loves CIG pies!!! I have seen bad days, good days and celebrated with the news..."Its GONE", I have experienced strangers,to her, buy her meal "just to make her day a little sweeter. I love this women. I have often talked about Donna Ford... I have known her and her precious husband for a few years now. The day she was diagnoised I remember like it was yesterday....This journey she has been on has been tough.... She chose to shave her head before it came out, and her precious husband followed suit. I have prayed and laughed with her...Every week she comes in before treament and her meals are payed for by people that love her, they are anoymous(which it will remain that way until they say ok) Yesterday was a struggle...if I could take her struggles away I would.... gosh, I love this women. 2 chemo treaments left and then on to radiation. Happy Beauitful Tuesday yall....these were all just ordinary women that have over come or overcoming a life altering disease. In this month of October my crew wears pink every friday...we celebrate and love all of these women that have been diagnoised. I support them and pray for them on this journey.... they touch my heart to its very core. These are some of the stongest, most beautiful women I have ever met. God is good to provide them with strength, peace and families that cheerlead for them, take care of them and love them. May your day be beautiful!!
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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.