Good Morning!!! I have had the most amazing opportunity to watch unconditional love and friendship happen right in front of me. I have told yall about my friend Rick Greer. His journey and battle with cancer has been a rough road. What I have not told yall about, is the amazing person that is taking care of him. I actually stand in awe of her, her name is Karen. She has been in Ricks life for as long as we have known him. When the boys were 5 or 6 is when I met her(they are now 17)They dated at one time and realized that would never work. They became very dear friends, they tailgated together, they went to the lake together and skied every winter. They were a constant in each others life. A few years ago they had a dissagreement....they did not speak for a few years. The true testament of your character is how you handle adversity and Karen has taught me so much. She has done whatever she has needed to ensure Rick is taking care of. She has paid his bills, she went to MD Anderson and never left his side as she listened intently about her friends health. When He went into cardiac arrest and in icu she did not leave his side.... she sent updates to us letting us know about our friend. This amazing friend has left the comfort of her lakehouse and moved in with her friend. I was talking yesterday about her and my words... " We expect our spouses, our parents or our kids to take care of us, but I truly believe this is the most selfless act of love I have ever experienced." Happy Monday yall.....we so take for granted the friendships the Lord has so graciously put in our paths. I have learned from Karen what kind of friend I want to be... she so exemplifies what our heavenly father invisioned when he gave us friendship. Appreciate love and nurture your friendships yall.... ya never know who will be taking care of you when you really need it the most!!
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.