What did Mary feel during the events celebrated with Christmas?  When my girls were younger, I would sing Gabriel’s Message to them as we drove to school in the mornings during November and December, and invite them to think about the Nativity from the mother’s perspective.  What did she feel during the series of miracles that unfolded?  How did her experience with angels affect her motheringMohammad said the path to Paradise lies at the feet of the mother; I wonder how the life of Jesus could have unfolded other than as it did without the nurturing support of his mother.

Some more of Mary’s perspective:

And I love this version, as well: