A quiet day. . . following my father's funeral. . . remembering the Annunciation. . . rejoicing in the gift to us all God placed within Blessed Mary's womb. . . recalling her resolute trust in the wisdom of the Lord and her consent to His will. . . renewing our own faith with the prayer that we may manifest such trust in God's gracious will. . . and resting our wounded hearts in His promise. . .