I took this image of my paternal grandmother Martha tonight before I left her apartment in Fremont, CA, and headed home with my mother after dark. We enjoyed another amicable Christmas this day after a string of bad ones for most of my life. How my relationship with her has evolved is something I never anticipated or even fantasized about. I am truly blessed. I also see in her some decline even since only last Thanksgiving, one month ago. I hope to spend another Christmas with her but I don't know if that shall happen.
Merry Christmas, Grandma! Photo by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).