Good Morning!! Back at the 1st of September one of my girls came to me and ask if she could have off Sept 28th and October 1st. My answer..."Whats up?" She proceeds to tell me her plans for this weekend that was 4 weeks away. She is my newest girl....her family lives in Vermont, she is a college graduate, trying to get into med school. Her older sister lives here and goes to Tech...she has lived and studied abroad and ended up here in Lubbock and found her way to the CIG. Her answer to my questions took me by surprise.... "I want to run a 50 mile marathon with my dad back home." My first reponse....UMM Bri, why would anyone want to run 50 miles!!" she laughed and we began to talk of her journey....how she has prepared for this marathon but as I was listening to her I realized it really was not about the run, it was about doing this with her dad. I so get this.... I would do anything with my dad if he asked. Over the last 4 weeks she ran and trained..... "30 miles straight is where I want to be....I know my adrenaline and want to will kick in the last 20 miles." I have thought about her all weekend and the thought that keeps coming to mind....training and anticipating for this marathon is like being a christian. Everyday we "train" to live a life that our heavenly father is proud of.....We learn about his word, we become spiritually strong with his armour, we anticipate spending time with him. Happy Beautiful Monday yall..... I received a text from Bri last night..."We made it through...it was fun to share the experience with my dad...thank you." I know Bri's dad was so proud of her for paticipating in this race with him, she trained and worked hard and made it through. When I stand before my heavenly father I want him to say..."You made it through and I am proud of you." Doesn't the thought of that make you Giddy!! This beautiful life is a marathon and I want to train and run it with my heavenly father....
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.