In honor of my wonderful wife, and all those women who serve the church and the world through your very being, let me share the following quote from Tertullian commenting on Gen. 2.18:
[In goodness God] provided also a help meet for [the man] that there might not be anything of his lot that was not good. For God said that it is not good for man to be alone. He knew full well what a blessing the gender of Mary would be to him and also to the church.
Tertullian, Against Marcion 2.4, quoted in Andrew Louth (ed.) Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, Old Testament I: Genesis 1-11. p. 64.