On Sunday, Mother's Day, Canberra bus driver Suzie Martin will be doing a nine-hour shift, covering routes around the national capital.
There will be phone calls from her adult children and grandchildren interstate but this Mother's Day will be a little different, because of the coronavirus pandemic, even with the restrictions easing, bit by bit.
Her daughter Mollie would usually have hosted brunch for the family, but is now living in Sydney with her husband who is in the RAAF and she is expecting their second child.
"Before this all happened, I would have either gone up there or she would have come down here, but her baby's due in July and we're just desperately wanting to get up there and spend some time with her," Ms Martin, 53, said.
"My mum was there for me when I had my children and I feel I need to be there with my daughter when she's having her baby. Hopefully, fingers crossed, I'm working on being up there for about three weeks when the baby is due, so that's exciting."
Ms Martin has been a bus driver for Transport Canberra for the last 18 months after 10 years working in hospitality.
"It's a great job," she said. "I love just getting out into the community and Canberra's my office, basically. So I get to drive around and see the changing seasons and interact with people, which is lovely."
Transport Minister Chris Steel this week praised all public transport workers in Canberra - its bus and light rail drivers, mechanics and support staff - who had maintained a "safe and fully operational timetable for public transport services throughout the pandemic".
"This is a group of people who have been quietly and proudly delivering the important services that our community has relied on during the pandemic, and they deserve our thanks," Mr Steel said.
Transport Canberra had seen a daily average of 8873 journeys for the first week of term two, which was a decrease of around 85 per cent when compared to the first week of term two. A total of 9793 journeys were taken on the network on Tuesday, April 28, the network's busiest day since the end of March.
Mr Steel said the return of Canberrans to public transport would be monitored closely.
Extra cleaning was being done at bus and light rail stations as well on-board vehicles. Precautions have also been taken to protect bus drivers such as no longer accepting cash payments and only allowing rear door boarding, except for those with mobility difficulties. Social distancing was also being encouraged on board.
"Canberrans have been able to rely on public transport during the crisis, because we've been delivering the same services week in week out on buses and light rail," Mr Steel said.
Ms Martin said Canberrans had been respectful during the pandemic.
"Absolutely," she said. "I think the community's done everything they can to flatten the curve. Sometimes it's a bit lonely, really, because you're not getting a lot of people on and when you're pulling up, you've got to be mindful they're getting on through the back door, so there's even less interaction. Some people come down and sit a bit closer to say hello, which is nice."
During the pandemic, Canberrans had been putting teddy bears in their windows so parents and children could go on a bear hunt down isolation. Mrs Martin has joined in the fun by putting a big bear in her bus.
"Buses do it for kids anyway, you can see them yell out, 'There's a bus!'. So, when they see the teddy bear they jump up and down and wave," she said.
"I've seen a lot of houses with teddies up in their windows, sometimes the people are outside, so I beep the horn and wave at them. It's just nice to have a bit of connection with people, to show that I care, we care."
Ms Martin said being a mum to children Mollie, Courtney and Christopher, step-mum to Amy and Jenna and grandmother to Aubree, eight, and Addison, four, meant "everything".
"I feel like I'm spoilt anyway with the kids and grandkids," she said, of having to work on Mother's Day.
If you see Suzie driving around on Sunday, don't forget to give her a wave.