Recently, my husband lost one of his long time friends at the young age of 34. I didn't know him personally; I only saw him at a few parties here and there, since we shared mutual friends, but I do remember that he was always smiling and he had such a vibrant energy. His passing left so many hearts broken. So many asking the million dollar question: why?
Shiloh touched so many lives. The stories that were shared at his service were amazing. His friends described him as: passionate, a lover of life, a wine enthusiast, a healer and a peace maker, a giver, and a great hugger. My husband said he loved to be naked. Every day for Shiloh was an adventure. When I looked around the room there were so many different types of people, which goes to show that Shiloh loved you no matter what. He accepted everyone. Shiloh brother in law said "Shiloh lived life more in 34 years than people do in a lifetime". I believe it.
My heart is heavy for the friends and family that lost such an amazing soul, for the young man who lost his life so unexpectedly, but at the same time, my heart is full because I got to experience what kind of person Shiloh was and I got to feel the love he had for them in the stories they shared. And there was a lot of love in that guy.
Shiloh made an everlasting impact on those who knew him and those who didn't. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten.