Six weeks to the day of losing his wife, my grandpa Clarence Dowling passed away. I have been so fortunate to have known and loved my grandparents for so much of my life. They have always been there for me, from attending every sporting event (and there were probably thousands), to spoiling James with love and attention. It's going to be so hard to visit Ft. Wayne and not have them there. Miss them.
We did get, however, get to say goodbye to Grandpa. We came up to Ft. Wayne to visit during Steven's block leave before heading to Washington and got a chance to see him the day he passed away. Love you, Grandpa.