Good Morning!! When do you choose to let your loved one live out there life not knowing......enjoying what is to remain of this beautiful life. That is the desicion that is happening in my precious Shelby's life. 17 years ago when Shelby's mom was tragically taken from him, his grandmother really became a big part of our life and our kids life. She bought a second home here in Lubbock so she could be apart of our family. Her and I would spend countless hours in the car between Denton and Lubbock....her spending weeks here with us and then heading back to life in Denton, mine and her days were spent shopping, eating and decorating. A few years ago she was diagnoised with cancer and with every fiber of her being she fought and beat it.....but she was different. Her health weak she sold her house here knowng she probably would be unable to travel back and forth. Last week Shelby received a call that would change his course......."She is in the hospital and the cancer is back.....nothing can be done, she has 1 to 6 months until she will eventually just fall asleep and never wake up." Talk about knock the breath out of you. He made the journey this weekend to see his grandmother....he was concerned with the decision of not "letting her know".... and then he recieved a gift of "peace". Happy Beautiful Tuesday yall, Shelby's aunt, grandmothers only remaining child could not bare to tell her mom the prognoses.....her heart broken.....she would know how her mom's life would end. The journey this weekend was important for my precious Shelby.....he was able to sit, with no distraction and visit with this woman he loves so much. He talked of the "rehab" facility that she was in, learning the food wasn't very good but it was very nice and clean and the workers were all right. He came to peace with her not knowing the end was near because her heart was right.....when she leaves this earth she will spend eternity with our heavenly father and her daughter......and really knowing that is all that matters. Over the next days, weeks or months we will cherish the weekends we get to see her and spend time with her.....amazing Shelby has never expereinced the saying goodbye over time......his goodbyes never came because tragic accidents took his loved ones......and so he is receiving a gift, funny how I say a gift when it is about loosing a loved one. If you had minutes, hours or days and those that loved you chose not to let you know......would your heart be ready? God is good all the time.......I ask for prayers for my precious family and especially for Shelby and his 2 brothers.....I pray that their time with grandmother is special in everyway.....
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.