While all of the cousins were visiting, the youngest group did a lot of outside exploring. They hunted for frogs, caught fireflies, and looked for treasures in our yards. While digging through the fire pit, they found this glass statue of the Virgin Mary.
When they discovered her, she was darkened with ash. After a quick wash, however, the statue was restored to perfect condition. We can't help but wonder about this little miracle. My cousin Cathleen did some research and sent examples of Mary statues surviving all sorts of disasters.
The picture below is from my cousin Cathleen. You would think that Mary was as large as the girls!