By Neil Woulfe – Radar Senior News Director
Lauren Scruggs — the model/fashion blogger severely injured when she walked into a spinning plane propeller December 3 – had her first meeting Wednesday with the people who will fit her with a prosthetic arm.
Lauren’s mother Cheryl writes of the meeting in another heartbreaking entry in her blog on caringbridge.org.
In it, Cheryl writes of the emotional toll of the 3 and a half hour meeting with the prosthetic arm people and of the emotions that “enveloped each of us, at different times, during the meeting…..anger, hope, disbelief, encouragement, discouragement, sadness. We all came out speechless and exhausted, but also a bit encouraged and hopeful.”
As in previous posts, Cheryl also writes of her deep faith, writing “We know God is here…we wouldn’t be able to do this without him. How do you go through something like this without Jesus at your side?”
Here is her entire post.
written by CHERYL SCRUGGS
I sat at Starbucks today, (one of my favorite places), drinking a grande non-fat extra hot chai latte…..(Boy it tasted good!) I used to drink coffee, but my doctor made me stop, last spring…”come on doc, what a thing to ask!!).
Before Dec 3rd, I was telling people, that stopping drinking coffee was one of the hardest things I have ever done……”um excuse me”??….
……………a bit shallow, huh?
What in the world was I thinking?
At times in my life, Starbucks has been like my home away from home……..I’ve done a lot of praying there, and a lot of writing. It was there that I wrestled with the Lord, on so many occasions (while the people sitting next to me, or walking past me had no idea what I was doing…ha ha), asking Him to please restore my marriage. It was here that I spent 5 years writing our book, I Do Again.
For me, Starbucks been a place of Peace, where God has given me many blessings. It’s been my meeting place with others where meaningful conversations have taken place, and relationships have been deepened. Still is…………
But, I sat there today, relaxing and contemplating what’s ahead for Lo and her life, her magazine and our family.
There is so much, that it’s hard to put our arms around it all.
Today was a bit draining, as we had our first meeting with the prosthetic arm people. Different emotions, during the 3 1/2 hour meeting, enveloped each of us, at different times, during the meeting…..anger, hope, disbelief, encouragement, discouragement, sadness. We all came out speechless and exhausted, but also a bit encouraged and hopeful. We didn’t say much on the way home. One thing I know for sure is that each of us was praying to ourselves, asking God for whatever it was we individually needed at that moment.
It’s amazing the different phases one goes through in such a time as this. When it first happens, most of us push into survival mode, with adrenaline leading the pack. We take each moment, ….one at a time. Then the reality starts to set in about the magnitude of what has really happened……..then sadness, and sometimes a little Joy. God knows what He is doing, but it’s tough.
But we all know that God’s Providence reigns, right? We know and trust Him, and Him alone. We really do. We know He will be Glorified in it all, and know that amazing Good will come from it. We really do…….because:
He is Providential……….
He is already being Glorified…..
He is already being Trusted…….
Good is already coming from it……
He doesn’t delay, does He? No, He doesn’t……. God is God………..PERIOD.
We know God is here…….we wouldn’t be able to do this without Him. How do you go through something like this without Jesus at your side?
One of my very best friends, sent me a wonderful devotional today. She knows that Ephesians 3:20 is one of my life verses.
Here is what God gave me to focus on, today.
These are for you too! Think through these and allow God to work in your heart and penetrate it.
“I am able to do far more than you ask or imagine.”
“Come to Me with positive expectations, knowing that there is no limit to what I can accomplish.”
“Time is a trainer, teaching you to wait upon me, to trust me in the dark.”
“The more extreme your circumstances, the more likely you are to see My Power and Glory at work in the situation.”
” Instead of letting difficulties draw you into worrying, try to view them as setting the scene for My Glorious intervention.”
Good night and see ya tomorrow…..
As RadarOnline.com has previously reported, Scruggs, 23, suffered injuries to her entire left side — including losing her left hand and eye — in addition to a fractured skull, a broken left collarbone and brain injuries, as a result of the tragic incident that took place about 30 miles away from Dallas on December 3.
Earlier this week, Lauren wrote on her Lolo blog for the first time since her accident and expressed gratitude to the masses who have reached out since she walked into a spinning plane propeller last month.
“I don’t know how to thank each one of you, properly, for so much love during this difficult incident in my life,” Scruggs wrote on Monday. “My heart is so grateful beyond what I could ever imagine.
“So thank you dearly for the sweet encouragements, the precious words in letters and messages, the beautiful grace in pretty presents, but mostly I am so so thankful for you and your loving hearts and sweet spirits.”
She continued, “I wonderfully know that we are all so adored by the amazing and powerful Lord, and nothing is greater than walking in His planned-out lives. Jesus Christ is imaginably glorious and worthy of all praise even in the hardest moments.
Last week, she made her first trip out of the hospital since the accident –venturing out to Whole Foods with her family.