Friday, December 29, 2006

Living Life to the Extreme

Extreme has become a frequently used word especially in the world of sports. The new rage is Extreme Sports. As I promised yesterday, I would blog/brag about my other children and today I want to focus on my "extreme" child, Blake. Good Looking, as he is called around our house, is a gifted child who excels academically and never misses out on anything in his surroundings. Blake lives "extremely." He can be very angry or very loving, very sad or very happy, but one thing for sure, there is no middle ground with him. An example of how loving he is, he will offer his arm to his little sister to escort her, he will rush to open my door, and he frequently tells me how beautiful I am. My favorite line is when I wake him for school and he says, "Mommy, why don't we forget school and just stay here and cuddle all day." Yes, all day - because everything is to the extreme. He has set very high goals and his father and I encourage him to dream "big." While reflecting on Blake, I was reminded of the scripture that says something to this effect: Because you are lukewarm - neither hot or cold - I will spit you out of my mouth. Well, to sum this up, I challenge you to live life to the extreme. You only have one chance, so make it the best. Dream big, reach for the stars, and please don't ever lapse into ho hum complacency.


  1. Hi Jana, I came across your blog from Sis. Buxton's. You have a beautiful family. And I do look forward to your new album.
    Blessings to you and yours,

  2. Thank you, Ronda, for your kind compliments. Hope all is well with you and your family! Have a blessed New Year.

  3. An album, finally, Jana. I know it will be beautiful, and look forward to hearing it.

    Shirley Buxton

  4. Hey Jana, this is Karla - Ronda's little sister! I, too, came across your blog through Sis. Buxton's. I've enjoyed reading about your family and what is going on in your life. Come visit us sometime at our blog.

    Karla Holley

  5. Jana girl!!! It's about time you put that voice across America. I can hardly wait for yours and Bryce's projects to come out. Please let me know when they do. I really want to get together with you after the New Year and have lunch or Dinner and a good friend chat. I miss and love you bunches. Hug and kiss those babies of yours for me.


  6. Awe, you all are so sweet. Thanks for your kind words and for visiting my blog.