Resurrection! The triumph of Jesus! The Sacred Humanity of the Word of God our Savior, and the holy glory of God the Father! Every loving participant of Jesus' Passion finds his /her place in the Easter story.
The evangelists describe alternating emotions-confusion, surprise, fear, doubt, belief, throughout the accounts of the first Easter. We see a whirlwind of feelings and action: before dawn the holy women are on the road to the tomb; Mary runs back when the tomb is found open; she enlists Peter and John, who take off at high speed with Mary following; Cleopas and companion run back to Jerusalem and before they could say a word, were greeted with identical news: "It is true! We have seen Him! The Lord is risen!"
The Gospel account of high emotion was not the atmosphere for Her whose firm faith was sheltered in silence. But at the Ascension, forty days later, the apostles and disciples, with the serenity of total conviction, were worthy companions of the Mother of God, who remains and prays with them until Pentecost.
The Byzantine Liturgy has a uniquely beautiful Easter hymn to the Mother of God but we wait until Ascension for a note of human emotion:
She who at the sight of your Passion had suffered more than anyone else in her motherly heart, had more than anyone else the right to share the joy that fills us [in your ascending into heaven].