Good Morning!! The first time I met him, he was sitting in his living room, not to interested in me. Shelby and I were dating and he wanted to introduce me to his family...mom and twin brothers. His brothers were seniors in high school. The day I met Shawn... I could instantly tell he was sweet and kind. Over the last 20 years, Shawn has been a constant in my life, not just a brother n law..but a brother & friend. He was at the hospital when both of his nephews were born. He has been apart of most of our family vacations and we have stories that make your belly hurt from laughing. Animals love him and loosing sweet stoli girl broke his heart as it did ours. He has never been married.... and never had the opportunity to have his own kids. He started the CIG with me, we were partners. He took me on with no restaurant experience and patiently taught me everything he knew. During the year and half we worked side by side, we laughed together, cried together and argued...memories I cherish. When he left the CIG I was scared.... could I do it, but he taught me well. His life has taken him in many directions...to the Dallas/Ft Worth area and then back to Lubbock 2 years ago to work with dad in his catering business. He loved working with his dad.... loosing him was devasting.... he returned to Ft Worth last year. In January he took over that caterng business and travels back and forth weekly to work caterings. I love when the weeks come around that he is in Lubbock.... Yesterday, he drove into Lubbock, and made his way to the grill... we were slammed, crazy busy and without me saying one word(he could see I was getting my butt kicked) he jumped right in. We worked side by side on the floor, ensuring every guest of the CIG was taken care of.... he had my back and there was no greater feeling. Happy Thursday yall...... there is nothing better than having history with someone. Do him and I always agree with each other, No, but he has taught me... no matter what we are family and I cherish his friendship and love. I am giddy when the Lord provides me with life lessons right in the middle of a crazy lunch rush. Is there a person in your life that is an amazing blessing? Relationships are such an amazing gift from our heavenly father....give thanks yall. Im thankful for Shawn..... I love him with all my heart and my prayer for him ..... happiness that comes from within.... because the happiness he brings to other, no words can express:)
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.