Today I was at The Core with my youth ministry staff. It was a great training event put on by Youth Specialites The training was centered on ministering to hurting kids. I have given my life to ministering to students such as this. Even more important to me though is ministering to and training up my own children.
Recently Robin and I have been working with Benny at learning the alphabet. He now knows all the letters. He knows them by sight and by sound. We have been wondering when he would attempt to sound out his first word.
As I was sitting in one of the sessions this morning I receive the following voicemail from Robin.
"Hi hon. I just had to share with you that Benny sounded out his first word today. He was looking at your Starbucks book on the coffee table and he sounded out the word coffee." Can't think of a better first word!
Makes me think of the words found in Proverbs 22:6, "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."
That's my boy!