By now all of you must have read about the sudden death of Steve Irwin while filming at the Great Barrier Reef off Australia.
My girls loved to watch his antics. He had an obvious love for his work and a way of making people smile even while they may have been shuddering. He was, to me, a symbol of Australia and he'll be missed.
To my Australian friends, I'm so sorry this happened.
I told my girls about it early this morning before they heard it anyplace else. I said to them what I've said on other blogs.
It was a freak accident, there is no need to fear the water, we shouldn't criticize him for his life choices even though they might not be ours, and there are far worse things than dying while doing something you love.
Our hearts go out to his wife, children, and family.