But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart – Luke 2:19
“Husband, husband are you awake?
I must tell you about my day.
Husband, are you listening?
Please, hear what I have to say.
Today I took our son with me,
I had the normal chores to do –
to the market and the butcher.
Every person I saw, I knew.
Except one I did not recognize.
With plain clothes and attire,
nothing I could ever desire.
But something in her face,
drew me a little closer.
Until, at last, we met,
and I thought I could know her better.
Young sons we have in common,
so I talked about our Samuel –
of gifts and guests we had received
and of those we know well.
Curious to know her station,
surely her connections would be small,
I tried so hard to have her tell –
but she would not mention them at all.
It was soon my turn in line,
as we parted, I asked her name.
‘Mary, the wife of Joseph,’
since said, I have not felt the same.
I understand not these feelings,
she was just a woman I met
and we will never meet again.
So tell me, why can’t I forget?”