Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Gone But Not Forgotten

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.

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” ~ Bob Marley

Shiloh in Hawaii (photo stolen off FB from his dear, dear friend.)

19 comments:

  1. So sad!! I'm sorry to hear this.

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  2. I've often wondered if some people know they have limited time and that's why they live so fearlessly. Sorry for your loss, but I'm glad so many people got to know such a wonderful person

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    1. I wonder that too. He was such a free spirit. And always smiling.

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  3. And now I'm crying, missing our friend so much. He was 34 too. Sounds like AT and Shiloh had a lot in common. I'm sorry for your loss.

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    1. Too young!! He was a lot of fun from the stories I heard!

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  4. I'm so sorry your husband lost a dear friend. He sounds like an amazing person. It is so hard when lives are cut short.

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    1. He really was a great person. To touch lives of people you never met... that is pretty awesome.

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  5. I am sorry the world lost such an amazing person. I feel for those who loved him. Any death is sad but one lost so young is tragic.

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    1. Tragic indeed. Our lives will have a hole where Shiloh was... even if I never really knew him.

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  6. So sorry to hear of your loss. It is so unfair sometimes the way the universe will take those that we need in our life. hugs to you.

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    1. Thanks! I wish I had a chance to know him and get one of those hugs!

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  7. I'm so sorry for your husband's loss. It seems desperately unfair that someone so young and vibrant should lose his life so soon.

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    1. Life is proves to us time and time again how unfair it is. Shiloh is missed. I think of him often. Gone way to soon!

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  8. I'm so sorry for the loss of a friend. Sounds like it was a wonderful service to honor him. It's moments like this that remind us to live life to its fullest and to try leaving our mark on the world. How do we want people to remember us when we are gone?

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    1. All I kept thinking at his service was "Man, I hope I touch the lives of just half this many people" he really was loved and admired. It makes me want to be a better person... knowing I could leave a legacy like his behind.

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  9. I'm so sorry for the loss of a friend. He sounds like he was an amazing person.

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