I lost my father. I had not lived with him since I was 9, and we'd had our ups and downs like any father and child, but that did not make him less my Dad. He even taught me how to change a tire and made me do it myself. I miss you, Dad. I love you.
and BAM! There it slams into you, making you stop thinking of all else
My father has died.
Suddenly nothing else rates even an honorable mention.