Good Morning!! Last week one of my regulars came in... it had been a while since i had seen her, so catching up with her made me giddy. I went over to her table and the talking started. The usual "How are things going took place". She proceeds to tell me a situation with her son,not quite to the teenage years but close. He is invloved in boy scouts and has been for a long time. Like all kids, heis finding his own style. He showed up to the meeting in jeans that are called "skinny jeans". The scout master proceeds to call him out in front of all of his peers.... "those jeans are not appropriate you need to go home and change." Other words were said by this man, the more I listened, the more I became infuriated. My sweet friend is a mom that was angry.... angry that this adult would embarrass her son over his choice of jeans. As children, we are judged enough by our peers but as adults we need to teach our kids, how to be accepting. 1975 I was a 1st grader....I remember like it was yesterday. My mom sent me to school in a dress I did not like. The morning bell rang and we all settled in to our desk, my teacher proceeds to tell every little girl "how pretty their dress was", except for me, she skipped me intentionally, my heart was broken and I was embarrassed. Isn't it funny.....36 years later, I still remember my feelings. Happy Beautiful Monday yall.....Our actions and words are so powerful and they can shape a childs future or they can change someones life's. This boy scout leader will never get that day back, he can say words of forgiveness but he planted a seed for all of the other kids that were there that day. We need to embrace each other and our differences. "Today will never come again, be a blessing, be a friend, encourage someone,take the time to care....let your words heals and not wound." If we plant seeds in our children to embrace each other and their difference's can you imagine the joy that would be brought to our heavenly father. Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it......caring, loving children....grow up to be caring loving adults.....and they reflect the love of our precious heavenly father which is all inclusive, doesnt matter what kind of jeans you have on!!
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.