The Words of my Mouth

We still have a princess-ballerina-fairy wondering our house.  I am not allowed to call her princess, or ballerina, or fairy.  “No mama, I’m Cora.” Have I mentioned the strange way Cora is saying my name…this strong southern drawl, “Maw-maw!”

We have back-and-forths all day, “Cora, I am mommy.  Not maw-maw!” (I can hardly stand to hear my daughter say mama in her strange new style)  But then I call her my baby bear, or my princess, or my sweet bear (For some reason bear seems to go with every pet name I have for my girls) and I get the same response…“NO maw-maw, I’m Cora!”

And back to fairies.  This stage does not seem to be going anywhere.  She plays in the house in her tutu, outside in her tutu…we even made our Chick Fil A day run in the beloved tutu.

I spend a lot of time admiring my two girls.  It’s hard to have girls and not be a little bit too excited about dressing them up, making them pretty, and then wanting to admire them…at least for me it is.

And I have another song to share to go along with one of my favorite verses.  Whenever I am struggling with self. Oh wait…that would be all the time.  When I am struggling with my inner thoughts, my actions and my biggest struggle-my words, I think of this verse.

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent of praiseworthy-think about such things.” -Phil. 4:8

So I could not be happier when Justin bought me some Fernando Ortega music for our anniversary and this song was on there.  I have listened and listened to it.




I have since seriously considered buying all of his music but that would be about $100 worth. I don’t think we can afford that but he has become like Keith Green was to my mom. His songs sink into my heart and my mind. The bible + beautiful music + beautiful voice = one happy me.

And my time has run out. A little girl dressed in a pink tutu is demanding some well-deserved attention. Happy Wednesday!

7 Responses to The Words of my Mouth

  1. Betty says:

    Thank you for posting that verse and song. It is EXACTLY what I needed to hear/think about all day long today and this entire week. You have two beautiful girls, tutu’s and all!

  2. bchallies says:

    Funny little Cora!

  3. carissa says:

    sage has been calling me “mimi!” i think i’d take maw maw in a second over that. lol! where do they come up with this stuff?!!!

    lovely little cora! such a joy. : )

  4. Maddie’s been calling me “Winsley”, I prefer mama/mom/mommy but when I correct her she runs away giggling. Oh to be 2 and have not a care in the world:) I LOVE LOVE LOVE his music as well, my sister got me hooked. Hope your day is going wonderful!

  5. LeAnna says:

    Miss Cora looks so BIG up there in that top picture, truly turning into a little girl. Mawmaw, that is too funny. My kids sound like little hicks and when they call me “Maw-muh” 😉

    Ahhh, I LOVE Ortega AND Keith Green. Grew up listening to Keith Green, and my bestest friend got me to listening to Ortega when we were about 16 or 17. Good, anointed music!

  6. Elinor is scrounging for the next thing to lodge in her throat. A potato bug? An inch worm? What can I find, with which to terrify my over-tired Mother?

    Love to all!

  7. Susanna says:

    It’s funny…it may seem strange around these parts to take a child out in a tutu or other costume but in NYC, it was so normal to see kids out dressed up at the playground or wherever! I loved that and it gives me the guts to take Micah out in his Superman costume!;) Please tell Cora she can call you Maw-maw but she can’t forget her northern roots!;)

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