The Same Kind of Different as Me
Good Morning!!! There is a book called... "The Same Kind of Different as me". This book is really what catapulted me to working with the poor and homeless. I didnt really learn the true meaning of that phrase until I was knee deep in trying to meet others in need. I was startled at first when a mom with babies and kids started coming in, it actually made me sad, until I realized these moms want the same thing for their kids as I do mine..... A safe, clean place to have a hot meal and they were going to make sure they got it. This is what being a mom is all about. A few years ago the film "The Passion" came out, Shelby asked if I wanted to see it, my answer was "NO", I knew it would make me sad and angry to watch Jesus be abused and mistreated, I knew the story, I didnt need to watch it. Shelby watched it and convinced me to do the same. I sat with tears streaming down my face, as he hung on the cross, of course I knew the ending, but the one thing that I never thought of? Mary, Jesus mom, at his feet weeping. She was heart broken, this was her son....Even though she knew he didnt belong to her, she raised him and loved him made sure he was fed and safe. Being a mom is the most important job I have ever had, I would do anything to keep them safe, full and happy. There really are no words when I try to describe being a mom....there can be a line out the door and around the corner and when my boys walk in, I stop what I am doing and kiss and love on them (groans from them), ahhhh I could just eat them up. Us moms we are all the same, no matter your walk in life. Happy Friday yall...... As one mom to another I honor every single one of yall... our children? they are just on loan from our heavenly father and what a blessing to be called by thoses 3 letters. I pray you all have an amazing special day on Sunday. Thank you Lord for this honor:)
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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.