The Sticker of Truth.

I took Ezra to the dentist this morning. I was a little bit concerned about how it would go… seeing as how last time he stepped foot in this office, they knocked him out cold and stuck drills all up in his grill. (But at least he got a stuffed Monkey out of the deal.)

I was prepping him on the way there- “They’re going to look at all your big boy teeth and clean them with a brush! Won’t that be fun?”

He seemed none too convinced.

When we arrived, he played quietly with the toys in the waiting room for about 5 minutes, and then they called him back. He hesitatingly followed ‘Miss Ginger’ back to the X-ray room. He got scared and started crying, but he only cried for about two minutes before he calmed back down and started listening to Miss Ginger like a trooper– biting down on this and tilting his head like that and sitting perfectly still as the “Spaceship camera” was positioned next to his face. I was amazed at how well he did. AMAZED! And so, SO proud.

Next, he had his teeth cleaned. He listened and followed directions perfectly the whole time. Even when the dentist came in later and picked and prodded at his teeth with the pointy tools, he didn’t freak out. Everyone was really shocked at how well he was doing- for a three year old in an unfamiliar place.

As I watched him in the dentist’s chair, I couldn’t get over how old he has gotten. He’s his own little man- following directions and becoming brave. He fills entire rooms with his presence- making people laugh and always being so eager to please. He’s an absolute joy to be around.

As I watched all of this unfold before me, I felt my thoughts turn inward. Inward to the deepest places of me… Inward to the place where Ezra’s brand new baby brother or baby sister is already beginning to grow and take form inside of me.

I am pregnant.

And there’s so much joy in me over this fact that I can hardly say the words without bursting into tears.

Ezra got a BA-JILLION stickers at the dentist’s office today for being such a good boy.

And I got one too.

I laughed as I stuck it on my shirt, then I wore it proudly out the door- beaming all the way home.

39 thoughts on “The Sticker of Truth.

  1. AAHHHHHHH!!!! Yippee….Yippee….Yippeeeeeeee! I am so very excited! yay for new babies!! Love you!

  2. Emery!! How wonderful!!! Your happy announcement brought tears of joy to my eyes!! I’m so, so, so happy for you and will be praying all goes well from start to finish. I am already so excited to “meet” baby Clark #2. I did NOT see that coming when you started off with Ezra’s trip to the dentist. Way to sneak it in there. :) And hooray for Ezra being such a good boy.I would give you an excited hug if I could. :) Yay!! God bless you.

  3. Oh Emery! What a blessing! Congratulations to all three of you on the addition! Ezra is beyond adorable in that last picture.

  4. OMGOMGOMGOGMOGMGOMGGGGGGG!!!!!! yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!! I’m so excited for you guys!!! God knew the exact timing for this, and he knew that he had to get you fixed up and your heart in the right place, and he is SO faithful isn’t he?!?! We have to hand him everything and empty our hands so he can put blessings into them :) and p.s. i teach 3 yr old sunday school at my church and i so wish ezra was in my class. i srsly love that age and he is the cutest ever.

  5. Congtatulations! How exciting! You’re announcement was so much more sweet and elegant than mine: “I puke therefore I am pregnant.”I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy and lots of happiness. And NO MORNING SICKNESS!!!! Now you have to tell us how far along, when you’re due, what you think it is, etc… We want details!!!

  6. This is such a lovely, happy post. CONGRATULATIONS, Emery, Chris & Ezra – how blessed you are! Can’t wait to follow your blog right along to the birth of the newest member of the beautiful Clark family. All my happiest wishes heading your way. xoxo

  7. I’ll add my congratulations to everyone else’s! I’m pregnant too. :) As is my sis-in-law and a good friend. Yay for babies!

  8. oh my gosh! oh my gosh! oh my gosh! oh my gosh! I feel like I need to call you RIGHT NOW AND FREAK OUT WITH YOU!!! This is so awesome. I am so excited. Can I call you tomorrow? Cuz I am. I love you!

  9. Yea! you can be my countdown girl. casey should be back home around the time your baby will be here. im really excited for you!

  10. WOOHOOOOO!!!!! HOORAAAAAAY!!!! I am SOSOSOSOSOSOSOSOSO excited for you and Chris and Ezra! Good job, Emery, I’m beyond stoked for you all! The Clark family is growing :)

  11. just like that. you tell us just like that. like oh i’m pregnant i bet you dont even notice, and suddenly i’m like oh i’m reading i’m reading OH MY FARKING GOSH HOLY COW I CAN’T EVEN CALM DOWN AND FINISH THE BLOG WOOOHOOOEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CONGRATS!also, sneaky telling us like that.

  12. CONGRATS!!! That gave me chill bumps! I’m so happy for you. Perfect timing…since your inlaws are moving here. Yay for the new family. Ez will be a great big brother.

  13. Hey…I don’t know you but I have been praying for you during that rough period in your life…and I am overwhelmed at the love of our heavenly father who knew the perfect gift to give you. :) Congratulations!!!

  14. Congratulations, Emery! I love reading your blog and I am happy any time a new post shows up in my feedreader. Blessings from Germany, Helen

  15. k I’m on the verge of tears and my stomach did a flip flop….!!!!I’m SO happy for you and that you have peace and joy in this situation, knowing where you’ve come from lately and where you’re headed.ah, just happiness for you!! So much happiness!

  16. that sticker is PERFECT for you! i’m so happy that another little one will be blessed with such a wonderful family. yay, clarks!

  17. Yay! Congrats miss Em! Here’s to health and happiness along the pregnancy way! :) nmmmmmmmmmmj < - my baby (uh, cat) wrote that for you!<3 jena

  18. i had to reread that a few times to make sure I was REALLY reading what I thought I was reading! haha so sneaky! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! And I LOVE the sticker!

  19. oooh my gosh! Congrats! That is such wonderful exciting news! So happy for you and your family!and i love your sticker, you are super mom.

  20. This is so awesome! I sorta suspected it was coming sometime soon and every day I’d say to my husband…”so you think Emery is pregnant yet?” then I’d check your blog:) I was so ecstatic when this was the day! I can’t wait to read about your continued adventures. Congrats to you and Chris and Ezra, what a blessing.

  21. oh how incredibly wonderful for you and your adorable little family, emery! sending happy warm fuzzies your way…

  22. my bff (tlee) up there and my secret lover, shannon too. how is it that i read this last week and never saw the one really important sentence?????love and prayers your way! congrats!

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