By Lori Perkins
Image taken from Bindi's twitter
As we emerge from international lockdown, we need to find joy. The news that Bindi Irwin, wildlife expert Steve Irwin’s daughter who married a year ago in lockdown at her father’s Australian zoo, has just given birth is joy for me.
Bindi Irwin honored her father by naming her newborn daughter after him, welcoming Grace Warrior Irwin Powell on Thursday, which was the first anniversary of her own lockdown wedding. “Our graceful warrior is the most beautiful light,” Irwin wrote about her firstborn on Instagram.
“Grace is named after my great-grandmother, and relatives in Chandler’s family dating back to the 1700s,” she said. “Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my dad and his legacy as the most incredible Wildlife Warrior.”
Bindi wrote further, that her daughter “already has such a kind soul just like her dad.”
“There are no words to describe the infinite amount of love in our hearts for our sweet baby girl,” she wrote. “She chose the perfect day to be born and we feel tremendously blessed.”
Bindi’s mom, Terri Irwin, tweeted that “love is not a big enough word” for her happiness at the birth of her grand daughter. “My heart is so incredibly happy,” she wrote. “And I know that Steve would be beyond proud. Grace is the next generation to continue his mission and message of conservation. She chose her parents wisely. Bindi and Chandler are already the best parents ever!”