She is bubbly, wonderful with people and has the type of personality that I secretly have always longed to have. I hadn’t seen her in quite some time, so when I turned around in my pew and saw her sitting a couple of rows behind me, I had to get up and give her a hug. As I gave her a hug and squatted down to talk to her, my knees cracked very loudly. ( a sign of my age, I guess) We both started laughing as quietly as possible since we were in the sanctuary where a Bible quizzing tournament was in progress. We talked briefly, and then we talked later outside of the church. I found myself opening up to her about some things I hadn’t really talked with anyone about, and it felt good to be able to confide in someone. Later, after the tournament was over, we went out for pizza with her husband, 3 boys and some other friends from our church. Ever since I met Martha approximately 4 years ago, I have always enjoyed being around her and her family. They are very down to earth people and just naturally downright funny. Somehow, they always have these true and hilarious stories to tell. I know that God knows just exactly what we need. He can help us with our stress when we come to Him in prayer, which He has done for me many times. Sometimes though, maybe we just need to get together with a friend and laugh. That is certainly what I needed on Saturday, and I thank God for the good medicine He gave me that day!