As a human being, Mary was -- and always will be -- unique. She was the chosen woman; the one who gave birth to the Son of God. But she didn't flaunt it, brag about it, or allow it to go the her head. As Jesus grew up and she witnessed many amazing and, no doubt, bewildering events, she continued to "ponder them in her heart." Like her, we can humbly accept our own particular tasks and mission in life.