By Katie Fulton
She speaks to audiences of thousands. She’s the author of more than seven books. She’s the founder and director of Hearts at Home. Her biggest accomplishment? Being a mom to five beautiful children and two precious grandbabies. Jill Savage encourages tens of thousands each year at her International Hearts at Home Conferences and personal speaking engagements.
Why is she so successful? Because she’s just one of us. A wife and mother trying to make it through each day with the challenges motherhood faces us with. She tells it like it is and doesn’t pretend to be an expert — just someone who’s been on the journey and lived to tell about it.
Savage moved me to tears the first time I heard her speak. I was so nervous to be at a mommy conference all by myself. My day away from my kids. All for me. I didn’t know what to expect. But as Jill began to speak, she filled me with a sense of calm and made me feel like the job I was doing and choices I was making were the right ones for my family. All my worries were put to rest, even just for just a moment. I was able to be me again. And while I sat in an auditorium with thousands of others, I really felt like she was speaking only to me. Every mom should have the chance to feel the way I did, and they can.
The Moms Group of Monticello and Crossroads Church will present “An Evening With Jill Savage: Living in the MOMent” on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at 7 p.m., with doors open at 6 p.m., at Crossroads Church, Monticello. Tickets are on sale for this special event now and are only $9 if purchased before Sept. 1.
I’m so excited to be part of the organization bringing Savage to Monticello. The Moms Group of Monticello has been a life-saver for me over the past four years. I’ve been able to find peace as a mom with others who are in the same season of motherhood. My Moms Group, and others like it, have discovered Hearts at Home as a resource for their groups. A place for inspiration. A place to be challenged. A place to reconnect with ourselves, our faith, and our families. As their leader, Savage has empowered us all to be the best wife, sister, daughter, friend, and mother we can be. I’m so grateful for this opportunity to share Savage with you and hope you will make time in you busy life for a Moms Night Out in Monticello this October.
Katie Fulton is a Champaign native and resides in Monticello with her husband Brian and two kids, Alaric, 6, and Amara, 3. She is an Early Childhood and Special Education teacher by training and a professional mom and homemaker by choice. Katie blogs at http://fultonfamilynews.blogspot.com, runs, teaches Sunday School, advises for her sorority, and co-directs the Moms Group of Monticello. Occasionally she sleeps … sometimes.