Good Morning!! Yesterday I was busy at the grill but my mind was not far off from it being Veterans day. I thought about my precious nephew that is serving this great country with the United States Air Force. When I received the phone call over 5 years ago that he was being deployed to Iraq my heart skipped a beat. He left me a boy and of course returned to me a man with war stories and his heart changed because that is what war does. Over the last few years his life has changed drastically... he is now a husband and a dad...... and still an amazing soldier that I am so proud of. We talk often and always the conversation turns to where he will be going next. His time is up in Missouri and we were hoping to get him back to Texas. As I am knee deep in work yesterday my phone starts ringing, I check the number and I see it is my soldier. "Happy Veterans day my precious nephew!!"..... we talk a few minutes and then he says "My orders came in for our move....you wont believe it... its Italy." It is amazing how news can set your heart on fire, I was giddy as a kid on Christmas. Happy Beautiful Monday ya'll.... I am so proud of the kind of man my nephew is.... as all soldiers, he is prepared at anytime to leave and fight for his country. My heart is full of love for the past and present soldiers. I say thank you to them and to the families that have given the ultimate sacrifice. I am thankful for the freedom that my family and I have and it is because of ordinary sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mom's and dad's have answered the call and have accomplished extraordinary things. We are a nation that is free and it is because of these brave men and women in uniform. "Thank you" just doesn't seem enough......I pray for my nephew and his precious little family for the amazing journey that they are about to embark on & to ALL of the past and present soldiers my heart is full of gratitude...I pray safe journeys for each one of you:) May your day be full ya'll!!
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.