I can’t imagine what it would have been like to be the chosen mother of the Savior of the world. Most of the time she probably saw him as just an ordinary child. But then there were those special times. Times when Mary was reminded that Jesus was destined for so much more than her heart could fathom. It can be a hard thing to trust God’s plans for our loved ones. Naturally we want to protect them from hardship, trials and pain. And Mary was no different. Yet she was wise enough to trust God and His ultimate plan, “treasuring all these things in her heart.” We too have to trust God and His plans for our lives and the lives of our loved ones. We may not understand all of the whys in this life. But we can trust that God can make something beautiful out of every heartache. Because He always has a higher purpose and a plan of salvation for us all.