Few celebrities touched the world as Steve Irwin did. He was loved by people from all walks of life and his vast efforts at conservation continue to make a difference all over the globe. His wife Terri's commitment to continuing his legacy is admirable and inspirational to so many who can benefit from her strength and conviction. Steve and Terri's ...Read MoreFew celebrities touched the world as Steve Irwin did. He was loved by people from all walks of life and his vast efforts at conservation continue to make a difference all over the globe. His wife Terri's commitment to continuing his legacy is admirable and inspirational to so many who can benefit from her strength and conviction. Steve and Terri's story is not just one of taking a noble cause to a new height, but is also a fairytale love affair. When Terri, an American tourist in Australia, first laid eyes on Steve, she saw a real-life action hero. She was, however, disappointed to hear that his heart belonged to another. Steve offered to introduce her to his girlfriend, whistled and presented his best girl: a Staffordshire bull terrier called Sui. Later, Steve took Terri on a remarkable first date - a canoe ride through the swamp at night. Terri describes the luminescent eyes of the crocodiles flashing in the beam of her torchlight. When Steve then confidently climbed out of the boat and into the water, she knew she would never feel unsafe again.Steve and Terri married in June 1992 and the footage of their crocodile-trapping honeymoon became the first episode of The Crocodile Hunter. Together, Steve and Terri changed the perception of conservation and sparked global interest in the animals of the Australian bush. This is their story.Read Less
This is the most heart warming story I've ever read. Terri Irwin did a beautiful job on telling all the wonderful and exciting things that Steve did. This is a must read book for anyone who remembers Steve and/or loves animals and the people who love them enough to share their talents in keeping them safe. Buy it!!!
Aug 25, 2008
Steve and Me - My Terri Irwin
This is a love story without all of the wishy washy words. Terri gave us snippets of their life together. Telling us the story as she would tell her children. I can't imagine that anyone else would have been right for Steve in his lifetime. Terri and Steve had a connection that was built on respect, love and a mutual desire to make this world a better place for the animals on our planet. They were obviously soul mates from the moment they met and I really respect Terri and the strength she shows everyday in keeping up the Australia Zoo and following through with Steve's dreams for the future.
Maybe it is because I actually loved Steve, maybe it because of the passion and enthusiasm he exhibited every time you heard him speak about animals, or maybe it is because I am an incurable romantic who hopes that that everyone could have a love like Terri and Steve. Perhaps it is all that and more or none of it. What I do know, is that this is a fantastic book, well worth reading. If we didn't already know what a special individual Steve Irwin is, Terri shows us why. She honors him on every page and I can only hope that she put out another book when she has had more time to heal. There must be tons more stories about the man who left this world as a legend.
It is impossible to imagine how she managed that first moment when she heard that her soul mate was gone. Having to tell her kids that their personal "superhero" would not be coming home is actually unimaginable to me. If he seemed untouchable to me what must he have seemed like to his children?
I can remember the day I heard that Steve Irwin had died (I actually wrote about it on my son's blog). I was devastated and worried about Terri and Bindi. I knew that his son was too young to actually get the whole thing but if anyone ever saw Steve with Bindi, you knew that they had a love that was palpable.
I found myself looking back at the pictures included in the book about 20 times in the few days it took me to read it. I actually talk about Steve to my kids often. We love watching Bindi The Jungle Girl and I am pushing for a Bindi birthday party for my almost 3 year old.
I will think about Steve and his family for a long time.
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