34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” (Luke 2)
Even as He hung there, dying, He thought of her. Can you imagine how she longed to hold Him during those hours? How she ached for Him? Even though she knew He was fulfilling the promise of God, this human mother of the Divine Son could have felt nothing else.