About Me

Hey Y’all!

I’m Mary Lindsey Blanton.

Yes ma’am, that’s a southern double name. :-)

I’m a wife to an incredible man, Chris. He is an amazing dad.  And he is a student minister (aka youth pastor).

And I’m also mama to 5 sweet blessings. You’ll meet them in just a second.

I love Jesus, and pray that this little portion of the internet is an encouragement to you.

Things I love (other than Jesus and my fam) : coffee, candles, running, life stories, friendship, twinkle lights, & Nivea lotion.

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 Chris and I have been married almost 10 years! (April 17, 2004)  We met at Liberty University where he pursued my broken heart for a good 2 months before i said yes to a date.  I was swept off my feet (literally, he took me for an private airplane ride!)  We dated for 9 months before he proposed! Then we were engaged for 9 months before we had a fairy tale wedding.  I’m actually more in love with him now than when we got married.  More of our story will be coming!

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 This is Harper.  She is 6 & 3/4 years.

We dreamed

and prayed

and cried

and longed

for her for a good 2 years before God said ‘here she is, in My perfect time’!

Those were the longest and saddest two years met with the most joyful year when she was born in February 2008!  She is feisty and sweet.  A great big sister/little mother to her siblings.

We found out we were expecting a new baby when Harper was just a wee 9 months old.  We found out that baby was actually THREE babies when she was 10 months old!  I had an uneventful pregnancy (other than fighting fear and praying and resting and planning!) I was blessed to carry the boys full term until 35 weeks!  They were born in July 2009 via c-section.

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 This is Warner.  Triplet A.  He is organized, independent, and loves music.

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 This is Crews.  Triplet B.  He is sensitive, sweet, and passionate.

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 This is Maverick. Triplet C. He is a hambone, goofball, loves to wear hats, scarves, and gloves.

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 This is Haven Joy.  And what a little joy she is!  She is a mama’s girl through and through, and is a funny little human – so grown up yet so tiny.  She has been such a gift to our family! After suffering a miscarriage in December 2010, she greeted our family in December 2011!

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Team Blanton 2014

I look forward to inviting you to see glimpses of our very imperfect family.

Tell me who you are in the comments below as you journey along with us!

9 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi! I saw you comment on a Kelly stamps post on Instagram and hopefilledhome stood out to me because mine is hopeforthehome. That was the name of my home organizing business that has taken a back seat for now. Also, we have been married 10 years with a six year old named haven and 2 other younger kiddos. I just found it interesting that we had a few similarities. I look forward to reading your posts

  2. I’m Kim Wayman from Nashville (live in Smyrna). My parents were distributors years ago in your parents Amway group. I remember at a function you and Johnny got up on stage and sang “A Whole New World” both of you were tiny! Just thought about how many good memories I have of Miller functions, the Goads etc….. and decided to google you guys – thinking I might have a slim chance of seeing you all as adults! What wonderful adults you have become. You have a beautiful family. And its so good to know your Mom is doing well and close by to you.

    God Bless You,

    Kim Wayman

  3. Hi Mary Lindsey! I’m Sarah in Charlotte, NC. I have always loved and been inspired by your sister’s blog and am so excited to see that you have launched one! I love Jesus, my husband of three years and our little dog! We hope to one day in the near future begin a family and I love reading encouragement about faith, marriage and children! Thank you so much for your sweet words!

  4. Wow, so inspiring! What a beautiful family!

    I am 29. No kids. I love kids but my husband doesn’t have a job (for a year now. he keeps looking but nothing so far). I don’t want to ever ask anything from the government. So, I refuse to have kids and ask for help afterwards. The only thing we have is my job which will not cover all the expenses of having a kid and also, if I have a kid, I wouldn’t want to work a full time job. I want to spend at least 1 or 2 years with my kid. Any advices? Suggestions?
    How do you manage the financial aspect of it? (it scares me so much and I want to be able to provide my kid (s) all that they need (no spoinling but just very healthy food and good quality clothes and education). Also, how do you organize yourself, it seems like so so so much work! It scares me too! :( What are your secrets to manage this amazing duty, to be a mom!
    Thank you and I wish you the very BEST to you and your beautiful family!

  5. Hi Mary Limdsay!
    I’m not sure if you remember me from our one year together at NRCA. But I still y
    Think of you often and wonder how you are. So far I love the blog and can’t wait for more inspiration. No pressure or anything

  6. Hi Mary Limdsay!
    I’m not sure if you remember me from our one year together at NRCA. But I still y
    Think of you often and wonder how you are. So far I love the blog and can’t wait for more inspiration. No pressure or anything

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