I’ve been thinking a lot about Mary the mother of Jesus. Usually I think a little more about her during the Christmas season, but she has been on my mother heart a lot lately. As we went through the Easter Season this year I wondered what it would have been like to watch her as she watched her son on the cross and wonder if what He said was true. That He would raise up in 3 days. Did she embrace that hope? Or did she question it? As Easter gave way to thinking about Mother’s Day, I wondered what it would have been like to watch her son through his short “human” life. Did she understand the “fully human, fully God” thing? Was it as challenging to raise a “perfect Child” as it is to raise a “not-so-perfect” one? What about His siblings? Did they have trouble living up to the “perfect” Son? Was their jealousy? Did they understand His mission?