Dad life loading…

May 28, 2019

There’s so much happening in life right now that photography is almost the last thing I think about…. almost. I did just purchase a sweet 120cm softbox for some moody looking portraits. More on that in a different post.

Backtracking to April, easily the most insane month of 2019 thus far. I thought I’d be inspired to write about it, instead it just revealed how much of an introvert I really am. “Do these people even want to know?” is a question constantly on my mind. If I’m being honest, it’s happening even as I’m typing this. Just me?

It’s been a good month since, so I can sum it all up. I’ve had a health issue that neccesitated a 2-week hospital stay. This happened shortly after my wife was admitted for an issue of her own. At this stage we’ve been in the new place for less than a month. If you were to visit our new home at that time, it would’ve been very apparent by the boxes that were still unpacked and piled up in the lounge. We’ve brought that down quite a bit, since. Because of that stay, I’ve had to cancel three shoots that I had lined up for one of those two weeks. Some latent defects starting showing face in our home, some that needed attention ASAP.

None of this, however, could overshadow the abundance of joy that comes from knowing that one of these days…. a month from now if all goes according to plan… we’ll have our little one earthside.

So far, nothing but love and support has been shown by those who knows Deenah and I. He’s been showered with gifts and neccesities that took a load off our backs and makes welcoming him to his new home a lot easier.

Now that the storm has seemingly died down (at least temporarily – because there’s also a supposed poop-storm ahead), we can focus on preparing for him.

I don’t think there’s “Dadvice” that could fully prepare me for his arrival, but like a lot else in life, I look forward to treading in the unknown and learn along the way.


  • Rae May 28, 2019

    Sending love for the last stretch Mav!
    Cannot wait to meet Caleb 🖤

  • Theresa May 28, 2019

    Good luck with your new jobs as parents. Kids are blessings .God bless

  • Karynne May 28, 2019

    Congratulations guys!!! All of the best for the prepping, the late nights but above it all enjoy the fresh journey, the new changes, the first times and the amazing things that your little person will teach you by showing you the love, forgiveness, patience and long-suffering that God desires from us adults. Happy Parenting, the world demands standards apart from God and His ordinances but you, Maverick train up your child in the way he should go, so that when he is old that he will not depart from it. Rear him in the fear of the Lord that reverence will be the standard of his life. God bless you and Deenah

    • admin May 29, 2019

      Thank you very much for the encouragement, Karynne. We’re trusting Him for wisdom and lots of guidance to do just that. 🙂

  • Leave a comment