Good Morning!! I am 100% a sports mom. I have worn many team shirts with my boy's name and number blazed across the front or back. Every photo taken has been displayed. I have worn those round little button-pins that has their picture in them. When I look at them today.... my memories are taken back to a special time, I cherish these photos and smile when I think..."I loved wearing my son's picture pinned to my shirt."......only others that have displayed these pins know how special they are. Yesterday I was crazy busy trying to get ready for a lunch catering, I walked through the front entry hallway 100 times loading up carts, out of the corner of my eye, something catches my attention and stops me in my tracks.....I walk over to one of the walls and hanging on a little nail was a round button pin...... in this center of this pin was a soldiers pictures, the backing behind it was red, white, blue and yellow ribbon. I stared at this treasured picture for what seemed to be forever...my thoughts, "who is this precious young man, who hung it there and what does it mean." I proceeded to ask all of the crew if they knew who this brave soldier was. As a mom I know how precious these pins are.... it shows who you love and who you support and you just do not give them up unless there is a purpose. Happy Friday ya'll..... Shelby was not in the grill yesterday, he was working off site...last night I was sharing the stories of the day and when I came to this mysterious picture that appeared on my wall his words to me... "Maybe this soldier or his family need prayer"....gosh sometimes he is smarter than me and it makes me crazy....my thoughts I will pray for him every time I walk by this treasured photo. This morning as Cindy and I gazed at this photo....her words..."maybe it is someone that comes in everyday and they want to see this precious photo....its a comfort." Ya'll I am not sure why this precious photo is hanging on my wall...but what I do know it is someone's absolute cherished blessing and so I will pray. To others it may be strange but to those of us at the CIG it is an honor that someone has placed this picture on our wall.... I can not seem to get it off my mind.... what a journey for whoever is the owner of this precious picture. I pray ya'll have an amazing blessed day and if it pops in your head say a prayer for this soldier and family...the Lord knows who you are talking about!!
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.