Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Insidious

I was thinking, maybe I should just type out a few things. I haven't really been blogging as much. Not too much has happened as of late. I am enjoying the cool, cold weather. I need only safeguard about getting to close to heat sources indoors now. Going outside no longer requires ice pack vests and carry on water. Tho' I still try to keep up the hydration regime.
We had a wonderful Christmas with family, the beloved. New Years is starting out well with family, the beloved near.
I think I'm still doing well. The Status Quo symptoms still in evidence to me if not to anyone else.
I live a calculated life. I calculate daily the thing I need to do, want to do, against the time I have and the energy I should have aloted for the given day.

in·sid·i·ous /'n''s'd'es/
adjective

proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with very harmful effects.

Oxford Dictionary of English

insidious

: causing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed

Definition of INSIDIOUS
1. awaiting a chance to entrap : treacherous
2. having a gradual and cumulative effect : subtle

of a disease : developing so gradually as to be well established before becoming apparent
— in·sid·i·ous·ly adverb
— in·sid·i·ous·ness noun

Examples of INSIDIOUS

Most people with this insidious disease have no idea that they are infected.

Origin of INSIDIOUS
Latin insidiosus, from insidiae ambush, from insidere to sit in, sit on, from in- + sedere to sit — more at sit

in·sid·i·ous
adjective \in-'sid-e-?s\ (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INSIDIOUS

: developing so gradually as to be well established before becoming apparent
(copied from an online dictionary)

A Sunday prayer:

He prayed for me. In the assembly of the church. His voice clearer than I had heard it in years.
"Lord", he asked, "please help my daughter with this insidious disease. In Jesus name. Amen."

Insidious. The word hit my heart like a spear. The word hit my mind like a flash of lightening.
Reading the definition.
He knows. My Dad understands. In that prayer he showed his understand to me.
I am grateful for a praying Dad. I am thankful for his understanding of the type of disease I suffer with.

My parents have been ensamples to me. For years. Faithful. Steady. Caring. Praying. I truly thank our Lord and Saviour for them both. But this day for my Dad and his prayer.