Anyway, back to my original point. Have you heard that song. I think being a mother it brings a totally different perspective to the whole Jesus's birthday thing. I now think about Christmas through the Mommy Lens. Do you have a Mommy lens? If not...all you do is think through it from Mary's perspective.
Sure she knew she was blessed with Son of God. But my heart breaks when I think about the end of Jesus's life. Did Mary know about THAT from the get-go? Did she realize just how miraculous and significant of an event was taking place & that her whole life has completely changed directions. I know that I, for one, tend to underplay events in life & not truly realize their significance until time has passed and I am an outsider looking back.
Then I wonder, how much did she anticipate the end of Jesus's life. Was she dwelling on it (like, ahem, I know some people might). Did she cry for him? Did she worry for him? Did she lose sleep at night knowing the inevitable?
For being such a joyous and emotional event....just how much did Mary consider when she as she was holding the brand new baby Messiah?