Good Morning!! For every person that walks through the doors at the CIG, I believe there is a purpose, our heavenly Father has brought them here for some reason. A young mother, her face pretty and yet etched with stress & sadness and knowing she has a journey that I can not even imagine....I believe her to be too thin because she is not eating, yes she is a mother focused on her children, one with a disability and she makes sure they eat and then her needs are second. These are God's Children that make an impact on me and the very fiber of the Cast Iron Grill....Yesterday Krissy, Shelby and I were up in the offices and Krissy was sharing this mom's journey....tears streamed from my eyes and she tells of a mom wondering what her kids would eat for dinner and could she take a kids meals of chicken tenders to them when the offer was made. I was taken back to a time when I had an infant and we had chosen for me to become a stay at home mom....money was tight & sacrifices made but never did I have a fear of my precious son not being able to eat....as a mom I have no words for this. Happy Beautiful Wednesday yall..... Krissy found this young moms address and Shelby and I made our way through town to see her....we so were on a mission to make a small difference in her day, maybe in her and her childrens life. As we stood in her driveway, tears rolled down her cheeks as she thanked me for coming and for what was extended from my hand into hers. I received a text last night, one of thankfulness, she made meatloaf for her precious family and they were content as they all fell asleep.....her words have stuck with me.."I will be praying for you, your husband and the Cast Iron Grill. This is what life is about, God is Good All the time and when he uses his children great things happen.......random acts of kindness can be life changing yall.....
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.