Luke 2; John 19 25-27.

Mary, the mother of Jesus.  Present at Jesus’ first breath and final breath.  She pondered the visitors to His birth and then heard the pain of Simeon’s prophecy and Jesus being left at the temple.  Her faith was expressed at the first miracle, only to be rejected later along with her family.  Then affirmed and cared for by Jesus’ words from cross.  The ‘roller-coaster ride’ of motherhood.