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From the Inside Flap
“The night was dark and rainy. Shadowy clouds were thick above us in a starless sky. For some reason I began to feel cold. The heater was on in the tiny plane, but what I felt wasn’t that type of cold. It was more of a tingle. A shiver. I took a deep breath and looked out the window.
‘Nice lights,’ the pilot said.
The feeling shot up my spine again. Unmistakable fear. This is stupid, I thought. Completely stupid. Not the experience of flying but this definite feeling of dread coursing through my body. Get a grip, Lo, I told myself. You need to relax.
Up in the air, the atmosphere grew calmer. The rain let up and turned into a slight mist. It might have even stopped. There was no thunder or lightning. No strong winds. All I heard was the friendly drone of the plane’s engine and the occasional crackle over the microphone’s earpiece. But I still couldn’t shake this crazy fear.
I couldn’t shake it at all.”
Lauren Scruggs is a fashion journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief of LOLO Magazine, an online lifestyle experience magazine that integrates coverage of the food, fashion, beauty, health, and travel industries. She has served as a contributing editor at MyItThings.com, SMUStyle, and PR Couture. A 2009 Dallas Baptist University graduate, Lauren has worked in the Michael Kors showroom and reported from New York, Paris, and Montreal Fashion Weeks. She was an intern in the fashion department of the television series Gossip Girl. See her magazine at www.lolomag.com.
Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs are authors, speakers, and counselors. Their writings include the widely used book I Do Again, which chronicles their thirty-year story of marriage, betrayal, infidelity, divorce, emotional damage and scarring, forgiveness, reconciliation, trust, and remarriage to each other. Jeff and Cheryl are the founders of Hope Matters Marriage Ministries in Dallas. They speak at conferences and weekend worship services in churches across the nation, sharing their love story of hope, redemption, restoration, and God taking hold of their lives. See their website: www.hopeformarriages.com.
Brittany (Scruggs) Morgan is Lauren’s fraternal twin. She works in accounting for a commercial insurance company and is married to her best friend, Shaun.
Marcus Brotherton is a journalist and professional writer known internationally for his literary collaborations with high-profile public figures, humanitarians, inspirational leaders, and military personnel. He has authored or coauthored more than twenty-five books, including the New York Times bestseller We Who Are Alive and Remain, with twenty of the last surviving Band of Brothers. See his website: www.marcusbrotherton.com. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
For fashion journalist Lauren (“LoLo”) Scruggs, a short flight to look at Christmas lights turned into a nightmare when she was struck by the plane’s spinning propeller blades.
As Lauren was rushed to the hospital, fighting for her life, the world watched in shock and horror. Several major surgeries and thousands of prayers later, Lauren was still alive. But she had suffered brain trauma and lost her left hand and left eye. Some thought that this would be the end of everything for her, a beautiful young woman working in an industry focused completely on appearance.
They were wrong.
In Still LoLo, Lauren reveals what really happened that night, how she survived against all odds, and what her life is like today. She is unflinchingly honest in the face of difficult questions: What kind of future will I have? Will anyone be able to love me now? Where is God in all this pain? Through her story, Lauren calls us all to live a life without fear and to overcome whatever challenges threaten to limit us.
Containing never-before-published photos and personal stories from Lauren and her family, Still LoLo is a compelling and fiercely beautiful account of faith, determination, and staying true to who you are—no matter what. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B0088NXOAY
- Publisher : Tyndale Momentum (November 15, 2012)
- Publication date : November 15, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 6209 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 273 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #841,039 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I was moved while reading the experiences of the Scruggs family.
My heart goes out to them, and I'm so thankful that Lauren has such an amazing support system.
With the addition of learning how Lauren grew up, I enjoyed picturing the scenes where she takes trips to New York--checking out the town by herself & interning at Michael Kors and Gossip Girl (jealous!).
She has a wonderful tone of voice throughout the book, so it was heartbreaking to realize her pain & suffering after the accident. But it becomes evident how faith has helped ease her into acceptance & strengthen her character. It's what we shall hope occurs with any challenge we face in life.
I appreciate the family's honesty and words of comfort to all--specifically to never lose hope.
I wish them the best always.x
I believe that waiting a little longer to write the book and sharing her experiences (rather than her past) would have provided greater insight to others who may also be coping with such a disability, as well as making it a more honest and interesting read overall.