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Monday, May 26, 2008

Steve Irwin: Remembering An Amazing Man.
I remember the first time I saw him on T.V. wearing those Kahki shorts and a bush shirt. I envied his charisma and I coveted his out fit. (Not to mention his energy.) Every time his show would end, the image of his elated face... eyes lit up with obvious passion for every creature he handled would never cease to linger. It was obvious that he was having the time of his life out there... just brushing up against creation like the rest of us have always dreamed of doing, but never found the time, focus, drive or whatever else we lacked that held us back. He went there for us. ...And he took us along. For that, I will always be grateful.

Then he took us on the ultimate adventure... to visit his family at the hospital when Bindi was born. Thank you for sharing that moment with us all Steve & Terri. It lifted us to the highest heights seeing Steve look at both of you with even more wonder in his eyes than he had in the field. My heart and my prayers will be for Terri, Bindi and Bob Irwin as well as all of the amazing people who have worked side-byside with Steve... Pouring their lives into the incredible work, which is forever marked first by Steve's presence and now sadly, by his absence. Steve Irwin was definitely the Happiest Conservationist On Earth and definietely one of my heroes. He will never be forgotten. May the Lord's peace surround you all. And may your hearts smile knowing you have changed people forever.

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