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When excellence is your enemy |

Jill McCormick : When Excellence Is The Enemy

Our little girls were getting tired of mama being gone so long, but I couldn’t get myself to turn off the vacuum.

…all for the sake of excellence.

It was on a Tuesday several years ago, when we’d come home from Bible Study and all I could think about was getting the vacuuming done. The girls wanted to play, but I couldn’t stop vacuuming until every last dog hair and bit of dirt was gone. The hum of the vacuum was so constant that it started driving the girls crazy. Whining ensued: Where was mommy and why wasn’t she playing?


My real name is Debra (Debbie Sue). Sarah is a nickname given to me in high school. My husband has always called me that so here in Florida It's all I am known by. I was born and raised in Illinois. My son and I moved to Colorado in 1982. I taught school for 17 years. Then I ran a homeschooling/preschool/daycare until 2006 when I moved to Florida after my son, Bobby died suddenly. He was almost 26. Danny and I live and work at a state park here. I miss the mountains and climate of Colorado. I miss snow and the four seasons. I miss Bobby.

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