This is an image from within the Church of Mary's assumption... like where it happened. God had preserved Mary from original sin to prepare her to be THE dwelling place of the Christ child. He also would not allow her body to know decay. So after her death, her body was raised into Heaven to be with her Son and her God. Pope Benedict 16th writes that "precisely because Mary is with God and in God, she is very close to each one of us. While she lived on this earth she could only be close to a few people. Being in God, who is actually 'within' all of us, Mary shares in this closeness of God." And from Ambrose Autpert, "Mary lifted herself up to such lofty heights of heaven that the Word reached down from the highest pinnacle of heaven and took her in."