On Wednesday, the 52-year-old conservationist posted a photo of Steve holding Robert as a baby, and captioned the image with a heartfelt message. "While my heart aches that Steve isn't here for Robert's 13th birthday, each day I'm more aware that Steve lives on thru his incredible son," Terri wrote.
While my heart aches that Steve isn't here for Robert's 13th birthday, each day I'm more aware that Steve lives on thru his incredible son. pic.twitter.com/jykUoxiogS
Robert's sister, Bindi Irwin, also shared a throwback photo and sweet note on Instagram in celebration of her younger brother's birthday. "Happy Birthday to this amazing human being, my brother," Bindi gushed. "Today you turn 13 and I am so proud of you. This photo was taken many years ago, I still can't believe that today you're a teenager. Since the first day I met you, when you were born, I knew you were destined for great things. You inspire me every day. I love you."
Showing gratitude for his sister and mother, Robert posted a pic of his family standing in front of his 13th birthday cake. "Thank you so much @bindisueirwin and mum for a great birthday!" he wrote on Instagram. "Thank you to everyone for joining us today at Australia Zoo."
Bindi and Robert's parents were married for 14 years when Steve died after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb in September 2006. While it's been 10 years since the Crocodile Hunter star died, Terri told ET in an October 2015 interview that she has no interest in dating because she's already had her "happily ever after."