The first time I watched a woman and her two children get on the train at 6:00 am I thought to myself – It’s quite early to have an infant and little girl out on the train.
One day I saw her with her children and notice how the conductor was quite annoyed that she didn’t have her ticket ready…
The other day I saw her and she was combing her daughter’s hair on the train (she wasn’t quite ready for that early trip). I watched her comb the hair and feed her baby in the carriage while riding the train.
One time I watched the other passengers get on the train and stare at her until they passed by – as if she had leprosy and should have been banned from the train.
I thought to myself – wow I remember getting on the train about 27 years ago when my daughter was an infant and I did not do as well as the woman I watched… It was in that moment that I had great respect for her courage and strength.