Why I Chose Not To Be With My Father When He Died

David D. Knapp, Ph.D.
Feb 1 · 5 min read

A Year in the Death 2/1/21

Me and Dad at the finish line of the 2014 Clearwater, FL Marathon

“I think this is it,” my sister said softly through her tears.

It was Sunday, January 28, 2018, and I was standing outside of the Hangout in Gulf Shores, AL watching the waves crash onto the beach. I had just finished running The Big Beach Half Marathon with my wife and dear friends Stephanie and Patrick from Jackson, MS. My…