Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Scariest Moment Of My Life!

This past Thursday we officially kicked off our convention experience by attending the FPEA leaders forum.  

This is a time once a year where homeschool leaders from all over the state of Florida come together to be encouraged and informed so that we can go home and pour out to our members.  

The highlight of the day is that we are treated to a gourmet lunch.   

Little did I know that this "lunch" was going to be the most memorable of my life.

We started off with a yummy tropical salad:

We then moved to the main course which was Mahi Mahi with lobster sauce:

Doesn't that sound yummy?  

Well, apparently I have developed an allergy to what we assume is the Shellfish.  Within just a couple of minutes I began to feel like there was a lump in my throat.  I thought maybe I just needed to wash it down with some water and began sipping from my freshly filled glass. 

It was at that moment I knew I was in trouble.   

You see, I couldn't even get the water to go down as my throat began to swell.  

I cannot describe the panic that overtook me in that moment but I ran for the door with my dear friend Caroline hot on my heels.   

As I flew down the hall I began projectile vomiting in front of everyone and everybody. (blush)  I could feel my face and chest getting very hot and my neck began itching.  

Caroline went and got our friend Korey who is a registered nurse and I just surrendered to the Lord and to my friends.  Korey got an EMT and had him administer benadryl.  I cannot tell you how very grateful I am to Caroline, Korey, Dawn and Ann who missed out on their leaders forum experience to help me calm down and get settled.  

I praise the Lord with my whole heart for walking every single step of that journey right by my side.



  1. Oh Mary.... How horribly frightening! I am so glad that there was medical help available. Praising God that you are alright! (and please, get an Epipen - pronto!!!)


  2. ((((Mary))) How scary! I'm so glad that you are okay and was able to receive help right away. My sister has this same allergy and she cannot have a certain dye injected for some x-rays, so please be sure to follow-up. An epi-pen might be good o have on hand, too. Praising the Father for His protection.

  3. Amen! Thank you beautiful friends.

  4. I love our group! So glad that everything worked out in the end. (((hugs!)))