Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
The morning of September 4th 2006 I was watching the news. It was Labor Day Holiday.
I had went to put a pot of coffee on and heard the shocking words.
The news reverberated throughout the world very quickly.
The Wildlife Warrior, our Crocodile Hunter was dead.
He died on the 4th, he was 44.
I thought how strange, those numbers.
Many believe 444 means an angel is close by
In Doreen Virtue’s book on Angel Numbers, she describes the meaning of 444.
“Thousands of angels surround you at this moment loving and supporting you. You have a very strong and clear connection with the angelic realm, and are an Earth angel yourself. You have nothing to fear, all is well.”
In disbelief and shock, my tears began falling.
As I went about my day the airways were filled with the news.
The unbelievable news that he was gone.
The man who seemed invincible had been swimming off the coast of the Great Barrier Reef.
He swam over the gentle giant of the sea, also affectionately called the bird of the sea and suddenly without reason or why was stung when the tail pierced his chest and lodged in his heart.
The news reported that he pulled the serrated barb out and was unconscious when brought up to his boat “The Croc1”
Terri and children were hiking in Tasmania and had not received word.
That is behind us now.
The fireside memorial held for family and closest of friends has been held at his beloved Australian Zoo, the Grand Memorial where his favorite song “True Blue” was sung by Mr. Williamson was presented at the Crocoseum.
It was built by Steve for his feedings of his beloved DOLLS or Dinosaurs as he called them.
His daughter Bindi spoke so endearing of him, her father who she said she would miss every day and when seeing a crocodile would forever think of him.
The day that popular television personality Steve “Crocodile Hunter” Irwin died was the day his wife, Terri, says she lost her prince.
Terri, his beloved soul mate has spoken with Barbara Walters on 20/20.
“Soulmates are people who bring out the best in you.
They are not perfect but are always perfect for you.”
Despite the loss of her husband, Terri says she still feels blessed that she had him in her life. “I had romance like I didn’t think existed anymore, a wonderful romance. He was passionate and determined and enthusiastic.”
“Steve changed the world.”
Terri says he changed the world by giving everyone a message.
“If you can reach out and touch and love and be with wildlife, you will forever be changed and you will want to make the world a better place.If we do nothing we’re in trouble. And he did more than anybody. So I think we can all do something.”
“He was fun. He taught me it’s OK to play in the rain, splash in my puddle.
Allow the kids too get dirty, and spill ice cream on their pants.”
He didn’t sweat the little stuff.
He followed the big picture.
And he had fun!
Now I’m going to work really hard at having fun again.
I’m Mrs. Steve Irwin.
I’ve got a lot to live up to.”
Glass House Mountains Tourist Drive in respect and memory of Steve and all his conservation efforts has been renamed The Steve Irwin Way.
Though it did not make any of the television specials and retrospectives, one of my favorite tributes came on a radio phone-in show on the afternoon that Steve Irwin was killed.
A young mother recalled the day that her young son managed to perform potty duties
for the first time without any mishaps.
In celebration, she told her proud young son that he could call anyone in the world to share the good news.
“I want to call the Croc Hunter,” came the cry.
The moments, hours, days, weeks have gone by.
“flat out like a lizard drinking”
“British poet Sydney Dobell wrote this eulogy in 1854
Nature, a jealous mistress, laid him low.
He woo’d and won her; and, by love made bold,
she show’d him more than mortal man should know,
Then slew him lest her secret should be told.
And yet, those rare few still lean ever closer, hungry for a hint or a whisper nature knows them or understands them or loves them like they love her. Or she even knows they exist.
That she doesn’t is chilling or comforting, the only constant. “
Karen Bishops words helped me get through this grief.
From her post:
His departure could not have been more perfect.
He was interacting with a representative of the animal kingdom.
What we are about, always comes into our arena, as like energies always attract like energies.
This incredible creature from the sea, volunteered to assist with the soul decision of Steve Irwin to depart.
This man had a tremendous amount of heart.
He oozed it wherever he went and with all he encountered.
What a perfect alignment then, to go out through the energy of the heart.
The combination of the heart energy, the animal kingdom.
Steve Irwin created a perfect alignment for who he was in all ways.
And this was the energetic portal that he left through.
WE MISS YOU!
This Memorial was Written and Created by Cynthia
September 29th 2006.