It seems to me that we Catholics tend to spend most of our time focusing on Christ's sacrifice. This is obviously a good thing.
But it seems to me that we don't spend enough time thinking about the sacrifice made by God the Father in allowing his only-begotten, perfect Son to be ridiculed, tortured, and crucified in place of us lowly humans. In my opinion, the worst thing in the world is for a parent to see his child suffer. I, and I believe most any parent, wouldn't hesitate for a second to suffer in place of my child, if I could. Think about how much you would have to love someone to send your only child to be ridiculed, tortured, and crucified in the place of sinners.
Until very recently, I had never really thought about, or appreciated, the sacrifice of God the Father in allowing his Son to be tortured and killed for us humans. Talk about love.
This is a salutary reflection, and it applies to Our Lady as well.
Losing a child is, apparently, one of the hardest things a person can suffer, but I think many forget that they can find great comfort in Our Lady and God the Father, who lost the best Son anyone could ever have, in the flower of His youth, and in such an incredibly horrible manner. The loss will still be a loss, indescribable in its pain, but to compassionate Our Lady and Our Heavenly Father cannot help but ease the pain (through sharing the burden with those who know).
The more ways you can perceive, appreciate, and contemplate the truths of our holy religion, the surer will be your progress in the spiritual life. Which is why the Novus Ordo is such a disgrace (a dis-grace): it proposes ever fewer ways to perceive, appreciate, and contemplate the truths of our holy religion, and fewer ways to propagate them as well.
But it'll make a man fly to the ends of the earth and back again in order to confirm some poor, devil-worshiping fella in his devil worship, for it is a sign of a "religious experience"! God help us!