Last night at Mass, I whispered to Ramona that the reading from Genesis was exactly the one we'd talked about earlier in the day.
She had mentioned that statues of Mary often depict Our Lady "standing on a snake." So, we talked about where we could find that in the Bible, and what it meant.
In summarizing, I said, "So, you see, Mary carried in her womb the One who would conquer the devil and save us."
"So," said Ramona, "that's almost as good as being the One who did it. In a way, she kind of did it, too."
Yes, sweetie, she did.
Mary said yes to God's plan.
Pray for us, today, Blessed Mother, that we'll always say yes.