I’ll never forget the first time I spoke to Lo…I had been praying that the Lord would bring me the room mate he desired for me to have in order to finish out our 6 girl town home at Dallas Baptist University. It seemed like I had looked over the lists supplied to me of people needing housing a million times but to no avail, I felt little peace about any of my options. I fell asleep with my laptop on my stomach on my parents couch and I vividly remember waking up and feeling the holy spirit say “look again”. So..I did…and that is when I saw Lauren’s name on the list, almost as if it had magically made it into the pdf while I slept. I immediately facebook stalked (don’t judge) and was stricken immediately by her beauty but as I kept reading, I learned of her fervent heart for the Lord and recognized her striving heart and spirit. I knew the Lord had brought Lauren to me for some reason and messaged her immediately. I received this response on June 25, 2008 at 10:07pm
“That sounds amazing!! I have been praying so hard about finding roommates…this is definitely an answer to prayer! I would love to live with you girls! have you already signed a lease?!”
Not two days living together, Lo would help me through a bad breakup and be my constant friend and prayer warrior…and she still is. I would read her my english essays and she would show me her fashion magazines…we decorated our room the best we could and we still refer to it as our perfect princess room. Lauren loaned me her Sony DSLR camera one weekend for a trip to houston…and as I fumbled through a bunch of foreign numbers on the screen…I fell in love with photography. Lauren has been and will continue to be an inspiration to me…even more than this, I know the Lord will continue to use Lauren to inspire the world through her love and passion.
It has been such a blessing to watch the Lord bring the dreams she began to dream during college to fruition. To hear stories of fashion week and see her walk out the door in fur…and other things I could never pull off. And NOW to see lolo mag thriving and to see her face light up when she talks about new ideas and business plans.
Last Saturday, Lauren was involved in a truly tragic accident that completely amputated her left hand and caused skull and chest injuries. It is hard to understand how the accident came to fruition…but I know this, Lo is a fighter and she is dearly loved by family and friends and is held by her heavenly father. The prayers that have been lifted up have truly been a source of encouragement to everyone that loves Lauren. We are continually praying for healing of her left eye and praying that God would work miracles and give her sight! We are also praying against all infection as her wounds begin to heal. As Lo begins to become more awake and more aware, we are praying for her and her loved ones emotional state as she learns the extent of her injuries. Please join us in praying for these things!
After visiting her yesterday, and seeing her beautiful face and truly feeling the presence of Jesus in her room, I am encouraged and fully anticipating the miracles the Lord has in store for Los healing and her future! God is going to do INCREDIBLE things!!! … she walked today…told you!
Lo’s recovery is going to require many surgeries and a large amount of hospital time. In order to aid the Scruggs financially, The Lauren Scruggs Hope Fund has been set up to raise money to help with the medical bills. If you would like to help there are already a few ways you can give!
1. until midnight tonight (december 7) you can purchase Folk Angel Musics Christmas Album and ALL proceeds will go to Laurens fund! (its a great album btw!) CLICK HERE
2. Contact Frost Bank and make a donation to The Lauren Scruggs Hope Fund
3. Purchase a 15 minute mini session from me! All of the info is below! These would make awesome Christmas presents! Family, engagement, children, seniors, roomies, pups, maternity…you name it! Contact me to set up your time and receive the image below to print out a certificate if needed! All photos will be taken at The Farmers Branch Historical Park.
1Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him;
2 the LORD protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.
3The LORD sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.
Lo, you WILL make it through this battle. You are dearly loved by your family, by your friends, and by the Lord your God. We will all be by your side every step of the way. You mean the world to me and I cannot wait to see your gorgeous face again! I love you Lolita!
To follow Lauren’s recovery – http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/laurenscruggs
For the story – http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/45565324#null