If someone had told me a week ago, that this week we would be mourning the loss of two well known Australians – I wouldn’t have believed them.
Earlier this week we were faced with the news that the “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin was killed in an accident while filming a documentary off the coast of North Queensland. Today the news was that motoring legend, Peter Brock, died in an accident while racing in a rally in Western Australia.
Both Ashley and I feel like we are in a state of shock. That two men, both in the prime of their lives, should be taken so suddenly and in such tragic circumstances is unbelievable. There is the consolation I guess, that both men died doing what they loved – Steve interacting with the wildlife he was so passionate about and Peter racing a car in a sport that he devoted so much of his life to.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the family, friends and work collegues of these two men.
Human life is fragile; and precious; and a gift.
We are going to treasure our lives as the gift that it is.