Bindi Irwin shares diary entry after Steve Irwin’s death
After being overwhelmed by the grief and shock of her father’s death, Bindi revealed the moment that helped her “no longer revel in sorrow.”
Bindi Irwin shared the diary entry she wrote just days after the death of her father Steve Irwin, saying the pivotal moment allowed her to move on.
Although she was only eight at the time, Bindi said the decision allowed her to “continue”.
âI remember thinking, this emotion is going to shape me; this is going to be a real turning point in the way i go about the rest of my life and i want to be strong for my family, âshe said, appearing on the australian podcast And the dead !?.
âOne day – I wrote it in my journal, actually – I thought, ‘This is it; I choose to no longer indulge in sadness â.
“I choose to find the strength dad had and carry on.”
In conversation with Australian Tibetan Buddhist nun Tsultrim, Bindi said the loss of her father was the “most difficult thing” she and her brother Bob Irwin had experienced and said their grief “walks with us all. days “.
The conservation lawyer said that although she felt overwhelmed by the “whirlwind” of grief, she felt compelled to continue her father’s legacy.
âI made that decision and I was so youngâ¦ I remember thinking, ‘I’m going to get up and I’m going to be strong and I’m going to take all of my emotions and channel them into something good. ” she said.
Her change of mind prompted her desire to talk about Irwin’s memorial service where the eight-year-old girl celebrated her father’s conservation efforts.
âI have the best dad in the whole world and I will miss him every day,â she said at the time. “When I see a crocodile I will always think of him and I know daddy made this zoo so that everyone can come and learn to love all animals.”
Steve Irwin was a famous Australian zookeeper, conservationist and wildlife expert known as “The Crocodile Hunter” – which was also the name of his television series.
Irwin tragically died on September 4, 2006 at the age of 44, after being stung in the chest by a stingray at the Great Barrier Reef. At the time of his death, he was filming a documentary series called The deadliest in the ocean.
Present on the day of Irwin’s death, his close friend and the producer behind The crocodile hunter’s TV show, John Stainton told the I have news for you podcast Irwin delivered to the crew who felt “really weird”.
âHe was sort of thanking them all for being who they were and for helping himâ¦ It was like a ‘final’ speechâ¦ Very strange,â Mr. Stainton said.
“I had this idea when I walked in that something was wrong, but that’s just life, you never know what things are going to do to you.”
Speaking on Anh’s brush with fame, his wife Terri Irwin also shared Irwin’s odd prediction about his untimely death.
âYou know, he never thought he would have a long life. He always sort of felt like his life would be cut short,â she said.
“I remember him saying to me, ‘I don’t think I’m going to film anymore, I think I’m just going to hang out with my kids.'”