Who Am I?!

Hey, friends!  I'm pretty sure I talk about myself every.single.time I blog, BUT to play along with Blog Hoppin's Teacher Week, I'm going to go ahead and do it again!  I'm going to try and dig DEEP and tell you what you may not know!

But, first, let's start with the basics!

My name is Amy Lemons and I teach 2nd grade in the great state of Texas {I may not own cowboy boots, but I do drink a few glasses of sweet tea a day ;)}.  I was born and raised in the town that I teach in and so was my husband, Jared!  He is a pastor at our church, and is currently transitioning into a role at the church where he will pastor young families.  He's been in student ministry for the past 10ish years, so this year will be full of new adventures for us!  

I am not perfect, by any means (actually VERY far from it!), but I do strive to live like Christ on a daily basis.  I was in 6th grade when I surrendered to Christ and decided to follow him for the rest of my life, and am definitely a work in progress.  My new life verse is "Let all that you do be done in love." (I Cor 16:14)  After all, if you start with love and loving people how can you go wrong?!  I try to instill this in Joelle as often as possible.  The Lord has stuck with me during some pretty big obstacles.  We adopted our beautiful daughter in February of 2013 after waiting for a year to bring her home.  God was faithful the entire time.  During my brain surgery in 2012 I remember feeling His peace and calm over my life, and am so thankful for His healing hand!  We are currently in the process to bring our little boy home from the Congo, and I have complete trust that God will finalize all the details at the perfect moment!
AND, I'm about to start my 9th year of teaching!  Where has the time gone?!!  I can't even believe I'm old enough to have 8 years under my belt!  This is a picture (actually a selfie long before selfie was a word!) of me in my very first classroom!  I was fresh out of college... graduated in December and took over a 4th grade class before I even walked across the stage!  My classroom had a ladybug theme and I obviously dressed up way more back then than I do now!  Seriously though, I had THE BEST team a new teacher could ever ask for.  They held my hand and were just precious to me as a young 21-year old!
Just for a little fun, here are some things you may not know about me!  I really had to rack my brain because y'all already know so much!!

Here's this if you'd like to use it in your "Who" post!
Make sure you head on over to Blog Hoppin' to learn about lots of other teacher bloggers!  I'll be back tomorrow with pictures of my classroom!


18 comments:

First Grade Funtastic said...

You have tons of fun info. I'm hoping you get to bring your son home soon. I also gave up pop at the end of June. I've gained weight since then. I thought giving it up was supposed to help you lose! Lol.

Leanna said...

Such a cute template for the Who :) I like the color turquoise too.. but still love yellow for sure. Love your blog!

Leanna
A Little of LiLi

Lita Lita said...

Thanks for the template! I didn't know how to start and I just used it in my blog.

Teaching Eternity said...

Thanks for the template! I saw you like cheez-its... have you ever tried them with peanut butter? It's AWESOME!

Sharon Gardner said...

Amy, I've been following your blog for a while now and love hearing about your teaching, your sweet, beautiful, growing family and your heart for Christ : )

Erica Hildebrand said...

I am always amazed by your passion and love for our Saviour! You are awesome!

Alexis Warner said...

Thank you for sharing your faith, it was just what I needed to hear today!

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Would you happen to have a Recommended Reading List I can give out at Back to School night as well as educational websites I can give to parents which they can use to reinforce skills being taught?

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Ana said...

Loved getting to know you a little bit more! Thanks for sharing. Your family is beautiful!! I'm new to your blog, so forgive me if you've shared this, but do you speak of your adoption process at all? My husband and I have always been interested, however I'm not sure where to even start with the whole process. Just curious if you have some insight or a list of "DO THIS" to share! :) Hope you're having a great week.
Ana
Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

Mrs. Griffith said...

AH! How do you never carry a purse!? I need to know this secret rather than lugging around a 20 pound bag everywhere I go!

Lindsay
For the Love of First Grade

Brittany Weidlich said...

I just love seeing all the photos of your sweet little girl on your Instagram. She is too precious & her headbands are always amazing. I can't wait to accessorize my little girl when she arrives. And that's so awesome that y'all are adopting a sweet boy from Congo! How amazing are y'all. I can't wait to see it all documented with photos :) I also like how you stated that you broke up with the color green. That's too funny. Green is still one of my favorite colors. Thanks for the 10 Things About Me.

Brittany
Lovely Literacy & More

Julie said...

Love what and WHO you stand for!! :)

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