The Scariest Thing that has ever Happened to Me–October Round Robin

Today’s round robin is on the scariest thing that has happened to you? With Halloween just around the corner, this is a very à propos topic. Normally, I would trot out one of the many paranormal encounters I’ve had, but, to be honest, none of them are the scariest thing that has ever happened to me. The scariest time in my life lasted three and a half years. Even though it’s been past for nearly three years now, echoes still resonate in my life. You see, the scariest moment in my life was the day my daughter Lily had the first seizure. She had seven total—the shortest being a few minutes, the average lasting about 20 minutes. (Thankfully, she has grown out of them.) All of them were partial complex, except one, and came on in the middle of the night, usually around 1-2 am. All of them were frightening. None of them were more frightening than the other, but that one unlike the others… That one was something out of the exorcist. It came on like all of the others. She started grinding her teeth then she threw up and the noises started. We raced into her bedroom. Her eyes were stuck looking left and wide open. One side twitched. With each twitch, she emitted the noise, “Uh.” I talked to her and told her to wiggle her thumb if she could hear me. She did. So, part of her brain was still aware (this and the fact that it affects only one side is what makes it partial complex), although she never remembered them afterward. (I am...