The first shave: A rite of passage

January 17, 2019 — 3 Comments

A young man’s first shave is a rite of passage, one of many moments that mark out the transition from boyhood to manhood.
I wanted to acknowledge and celebrate this moment in my sons life with something ceremonious and special, not just to honour him, but to also acknowledge and thank the men in his life that have each stepped up to be a trail blazer, mentor, friend and confidante….Men who have each been invaluable contributors to the development of Asa’s character and identity as a young man.

These 4 ride-or-die men are: His uncle Demian, uncles-in-law Gary and Jordan and his personal trainer Chris.

On December 29 Asa was surprised by them all and taken to have a first shave that he will remember for the rest of his life and film maker Matty Nyhuis was there to capture it all…..

3 responses to The first shave: A rite of passage


    A right of passage…they grow up way too fast my friend. Next he will walk in the door with ‘the one’ that will change everything, but a proud change for all 😀


    It is good to “hear” your voice again. This is such a special event and it is great that your son has these men in his life to walk along with you in raising him to be a man of real substance. Blessings to you all.


    Good to hear from you again. Congrats to your son x

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