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'I'm Happy and Excited For This Next Chapter': Kidnap Victim Elizabeth Smart Engaged To Be Married
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 20, 2012

Posted on 01/20/2012 6:32:15 PM PST by Steelfish

'I'm Happy and Excited For This Next Chapter': Kidnap Victim Elizabeth Smart Engaged To Be Married Identity of husband not revealed, but reported to be Matthew Gilmour Was married and raped by kidnapper Brian David Mitchell when she was 14 Says she is 'happy and excited for next chapter in her life'

21st January 2012

Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped at the age of 14 from her bedroom at knife-point and held captive for nine months, is engaged to be married.

A spokeswoman for 24-year-old Smart revealed she got engaged last week and would be getting married in the summer. Her future husband has not been officially identified, but has been reported to be a Scotsman named Matthew Gilmour.

Wedding gift registers at Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma list an entry for Elizabeth Smart and Matthew Gilmour in Utah on July 1, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Utah
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1 posted on 01/20/2012 6:32:23 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Wow. I was going to say she is too young but then saw that she is 24....holy cow how time flies. Best of luck to her and her fiance.


2 posted on 01/20/2012 6:34:26 PM PST by napscoordinator (Newt MUST win the nomination to get rid of Romney and Obama....Dear God let November 2012 go our way)
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To: Steelfish

God bless Elizabeth Smart and she has my prayers and best wishes for a very happy and healthy life.


3 posted on 01/20/2012 6:38:55 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Steelfish

If I were Ed Smart, I would somehow figure out a way to tie Brian David Mitchell to the bumper of their car as they drove away from the church and encourage my new son-in-law to “drive safe, but drive fast!”

That scumbag Mitchell was and remains a waste of oxygen and skin. Ditto for his enabling wife and partner in crime.

Hell is waiting for them with an open, flaming maw.


4 posted on 01/20/2012 6:39:24 PM PST by mkjessup (I support the *NEWTerizer* - the only candidate left who can and WILL Kick 0bama's AZZ!!)
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To: Steelfish

She seems like a nice young woman. Those comments on the article are really snarky.


5 posted on 01/20/2012 6:41:01 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Steelfish

I wish we could all send her a couple of bucks a piece from FreeRepublic.


6 posted on 01/20/2012 6:41:36 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: Steelfish

Elizabeth is a beautiful reminder of how we bless ourselves through the forgiveness of those who hurt us and by avoiding bitterness. She is a picture of grace who deserves much happiness. I’m sure she will continue to bring joy to others and therefore will receive joy herself.


7 posted on 01/20/2012 6:42:31 PM PST by Faith
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To: Steelfish

Good for her, good for him, best wishes!


8 posted on 01/20/2012 6:47:35 PM PST by null and void (Day 1095 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: napscoordinator

9 posted on 01/20/2012 6:49:52 PM PST by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: DainBramage

Im tell me how


10 posted on 01/20/2012 6:52:09 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: gortklattu

Beautiful woman. I am glad that she seems to have turned out well. I wonder if she is a conservative? I would imagine that at the very least she is Republican.


11 posted on 01/20/2012 6:54:48 PM PST by napscoordinator (Newt MUST win the nomination to get rid of Romney and Obama....Dear God let November 2012 go our way)
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To: gortklattu

My Lord... What a gorgeous woman she’s become. I sure hope she has found, or will find, a happy life. The odds were not in her favor.


12 posted on 01/20/2012 7:03:21 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I'd give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: napscoordinator

I was thinking the same thing! Time flies!


13 posted on 01/20/2012 7:04:51 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: napscoordinator
I wonder if she is a conservative? I would imagine that at the very least she is Republican.

Well, she's a Mormon, so she probably likes Mitt Romney. But that's no sin, I guess.

14 posted on 01/20/2012 7:07:22 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Steelfish

So happy for her, and that she has been able to recover from the horror of her ordeal. Wishing her and her fiance a lifetime of joy together. Kudos to her parents for guiding her through her recovery. Amazing story.


15 posted on 01/20/2012 7:07:27 PM PST by caper gal 1
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To: onyx

Saw her recently on tv. She’s become involved with helping other young women who’ve had traumatic experiences in their lives. What a way to make lemonade out of lemons. Hope they have a long, wonderful life together and privacy, if they want it, for their special day.


16 posted on 01/20/2012 7:09:40 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Steelfish

I clicked on the link and what a beautiful, young couple. They look truly in love and very happy. I wish them a wonderful marriage and a truly happy life together.


17 posted on 01/20/2012 7:17:00 PM PST by momtothree
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To: DainBramage

She has a charity that’s devoted to working with children. I bet you could donate or help with that.

I’m thrilled she’s found someone - if anyone deserves to have a good life, it’s her. I wish them all the best!


18 posted on 01/20/2012 7:58:55 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Steelfish

Great news!


19 posted on 01/20/2012 8:29:58 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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Awesome ! Best Wishes! Reminds me of a verse in the Old Testement ,God restores the years the locus have eaten,times many . God bless them! Way to go God.Bless His name.
20 posted on 01/20/2012 8:42:16 PM PST by Its About the Gas Stupid
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To: Steelfish

I followed the Elisabeth Smart kidnapping from start to finish and was truly astounded when she was recovered alive.

I don’t think I have ever wanted to kill someone so bad as I did her abductor!

I hope she and her love can live some sort of a normal life away from this god foresaken media!

On another note!!!

The recovery of Jaycee Duggard who was kidnapped at the age of 11 years old, and held for 18 years, giving birth to two daughters of her abductor, has me so pissed I could kill the bastard with my bare hands.

If anyone ever deserved their privacy and prayers from us all, these two special ladies do.

May god bless them and protect them forever!


21 posted on 01/20/2012 8:44:18 PM PST by Randy Larsen
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To: Steelfish

I’m so happy for her...true life is about to finally begin...with love and happiness. She is one strong young lady. God is good.


22 posted on 01/20/2012 8:52:44 PM PST by Miss Behave (All ways always.)
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To: mkjessup

If I were Ed Smart I’d be thinking “What the hell was I thinking bringing home a bum to scope out my house and my 14-year old daughter?’’.


23 posted on 01/20/2012 9:17:53 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Steelfish

Just my opinion, but she’s too young, especially with all of her baggage.


24 posted on 01/21/2012 1:12:19 AM PST by dupree
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To: jmacusa
If I were Ed Smart I’d be thinking “What the hell was I thinking bringing home a bum to scope out my house and my 14-year old daughter?’’.

All the more reason to be sure that rapist is properly secured to the bumper. It's never too late to rectify an error in judgment.
25 posted on 01/21/2012 6:09:35 AM PST by mkjessup (I support the *NEWTerizer* - the only candidate who can and WILL Kick 0bama's AZZ!!)
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