Congratulations! We love you Elizabeth. We love your example and courage!Glad to see that your life is full of healing from your terrible past.
Seriously, daddy had to hire a publicity agent to announce this? What are they
shopping this around for a reality tv episode?
And inspiring turn of events. May the happy new couple enjoy an eternity of joy
Nice to hear, but do you have to pilfer someone's Facebook account and put the
pictures on a public web site?
Congratulations to both Elizabeth and her soon to be husband!!God
Bless you Both!!
Despite the periodic complaints, it appears that lots of people care. Right now
this is the DN's most popular story. So the naysayers just do not get it.
Elizabeth Smart's story is very meaningful and her overcoming the horrible
things done to her gives hope to many.
Great Picture. It will be my bacground photo for awhile.
Seriously this is news? Who cares
I am glad to hear this news, but a little ambivalent if it is really good to put
it in the paper. I would say that this article impresses me as a little less
intrusive than the article in the other Salt Lake paper, and not as flawed as
the article I saw from a national news service. I am glad the
newspaper is publishing news of someone who has been through trama in life, and
I am glad that they did not push for too many details.
As a dad, I am beyond extraordinarily happy to hear that Elizabeth is getting
married. My wife and I have hoped all along that her experiences would not
stand in the way of her having a somewhat normal life. I echo CougarKeith's
hope, however, that she might live in Scotland or somewhere outside of the U.S.
That and a married surname might just be the ticket for her to put the past
mostly in the past.
This is wonderful news! I don't understand the negative comments about
"the media needs to leave her alone," and "this story is not
newsworthy..." While the media should not probe into her personal life, I
think it is very productive and helpful to report on happy milestones such as
her upcoming marriage, because it continues to remind others who have been
victimized that, in spite of these horrible things, your life can continue to
unfold in beautiful ways. There is simply no way for Elizabeth
Smart to just "disappear" from the media, especially if she continues
to be public about her child advocacy work. But many people who have suffered
horrible things in their lives do look to women like Elizabeth for reminders
that these trials can be overcome. So, for those positive reasons, I hope Ms.
Smart will continue to be in the media in a small way.
Elizabeth has been, unknowingly, pivotal in empowering my own daughter, who has
been the target of a sexual assault... and yes.. my daughter's case has
successfully moved through the legal system.My daughter has
repeatedly stated that Elizabeth Smart gave her to courage to move forward.Blessings to Elizabeth and her fiance! This is such wonderful news!
If that's his picture, he looks like a little kid compared to her..... Of course
they won't post this message, but it's a cute picture. Why have we made her such
a "Magnifying Glass" girl? She went through a really tough thing,
still graduated from high school, went on a foreign Mission, works with kids,
and the press follows her around like a bunch of blood hounds keeping a nosey
public informed of her every move. I hope she marries and moves to Scotland or
France or wherever she can be just another face in the crowd. She doesn't
deserve for the public to treat her this way, she probably doesn't want it, and
she most likely forgives you all but has her moments. Leave the poor woman
alone! Let her get married, have kids, be in love, and have her LIFE BACK! She
has turned out to be a wonderful girl probably because of her experiences and
she probably has understood section 122 of the D&C more clearly than most
people. She probably lives it, and lives her life for the goals of eternal life
in spite of the VULCHERS who swarm her constantly here in Utah!
We are very proud of Elizabeth and very happy for her decision. This is great
news and we pray for her utmost happiness. I am sure that if Matthew Gilmour
were not a great young man Elizabeth would have nothing to do with him. I just
hope he realizes that there are probably thousands of "surrogate"
brothers out there that expect him to always treat her like a queen and always
make sure that she is well taken care of all the rest of her life. She deserves
Best wishes to them both. She is truly a heroine in my book.Now
leave that girl alone and let her get on with her life.
I think that's wonderful. I am so happy for her. Congratulations Elizabeth:)
RSLJAZZBYUUTAH,Why read the article and comments if you don't care?
I am happy to read about this. While I hope no one is overly intrusive,
Elizabeth's story is inspirational.Best Wishes
Congratulations! So very happy for both of you.
We are thrilled to keep hearing how her life is truly hers again.
We don't have to know everything, but I do appreciate knowing about Elizabeth's
mission and now her marriage. We didn't follow her on her mission, we won't
follow her in her marriage. But we did follow her when she was lost and
returned and our hearts rejoiced when she was found. Our hearts rejoice in her
serving a mission, in her speaking out and creating a foundation and in her
finding love. By Elizabeth being willing to be seen, she has shown that a
person can go through a great trial and rise above it. This is one more victory
for her and for those that wonder if they could ever survive their personal
trials. Thanks Elizabeth for your maturity way beyond your years and best
wishes for you.
Congratulations and best wishes to two fine young people seeking to live a
normal life after Ms. Smart has endured years in the spotlight.Henceforth, no story should ever again refer to her ordeal or the crimes
commited against her. That is the past, and should be left there, not flogging
her (or her fiance/husband) with ancient history which was no fault of her
own.When there is a wedding announcement, it should be the same as
any other couple, and readers might be left wondering "That name is
familiar, is the the same person I used to read about?"May they
enjoy a long and happy life together, out of the limelight.
I always wonder why someone would take the time to click on an article, read it,
post about it, and not care a thing about it. Elizabeth Smaret will go down as
one of the great women in United States history. I love what she is doing to
protect our daughters and children everywhere. Best wishes to the happy couple.
Way to go! I wish them both a long and happy marriage! I can understand the
medias interest in this as it is one of the few good news stories that really
has an impact. After negative this and that, this is a good change.
If she stubs her toe. will the media report that also? Leave her alone you
The announcement to the media may be to prevent more intrusion. Enough about
them...Congratulations to Elizabeth and her young man! May they find
the happiness and joy, peace and contentment in great measure than they deserve!
It's time to let her have her privacy.
Well, I was having a bad day today, but I guess all is right in the world today
after all. Good luck and to the lucky guy..you have a great gal.
It's cool that she's getting married but, the media shouldn't make this a story
in my opinion.
Lucky guy! She seems like an amazing young woman, best of luck.
I agree with Utah Girl. Thanks for sharing the good news. Take your Mom's
advice and make sure your marriage is a path with your eyes looking forward.
You deserve the best this life and marriage has to offer. My prayers are with
the new husband, he's going to have to stand tall to keep up with this girl.
She might be only 24, but has the experience and wisdom past her age.Best wishes Elizabeth, continue to make us proud.
Johnson72: "The media should not probe into her every aspect and move of
what she does in life.. Leave her alone."I would agree
wholeheartedly, Johnson, except for:"Elizabeth Smart is engaged
to marry, a family spokesman confirmed Friday. A summer wedding is planned, said
Chris Thomas of the Salt Lake public relations firm Intrepid Group."If the family "spokesman" from a local "public relations
firm" makes the announcement, seems like it wasn't your basic intrusion
into personal affairs...
Great for her, hope she has a fantastic wedding and a full life, she deserves
Congratulations!!!! She deserves the best of the best! Now, if
everybody just forget about the creep on jail and dedicate this board to
congratulate to her, it would be awesome, don't you think? I think
we should all forget about that guy. That will be the best punishment ever.
Very glad to hear about her upcoming wedding. Best wishes
Best wishes, hope and happy years to come. Congratulations to Elizabeth and her
@Cats and @EuroskepticYeah. Same person. Living well is the best
revenge? Whatever.Same goes for the comments hoping that the media
will respect their privacy. Really? Think for a moment. Who told the Deseret
News about the engagement? A little bird?
I'm so very, very happy for her. Let's all step back, now, and allow her to
live a peaceful, fulfilling life.
You are so blessed to have parents and family that have adored you since birth
and went to the ends of the earth to find you. Our prayers were answered that
day in 2003 when you were finally identified. Our prayers will be with you as
it takes everyone on earth and Heaven to get us through this life. Thanks for
all your work since then and example to us and for us. Your work will bless
others and your will and desire to live is a sacred blessing you have shown to
us and is possible for us also. God bless you and your family.
I just agree with everyone else. It makes my day, I hope she has a wounderful
life. I hope we will here from her often, as she is that type of
peson that stays in the media. In her case its in a good way.Adjusting to a Marriage is hard and the more baggage you bring it the harder
it is. In the end it is all in how you handle things.What matters
most is family.I wish them both a long and happy life.
Best wishes to you, Elizabeth. Congratulations!
I agree... The media should not probe into her every aspect and move of what she
does in life.. Leave her alone.
Best wishes to you. And yes, you have the right to privacy so I hope everyone
will respect that. You are amazing, Elizabeth. I hope you have a wonderful
marriage, and not let anything that happened during those awful months have a
negative effect on your new relationship. Forward...always forward.
Who cares anymore? Her story is finished, justice was served, I don't really
care about it anymore.
How wonderful. Smart is an amazing woman and deserves happiness. All the best.
Best wishes to Elizabeth and her fiancÃ©. I hope the media will
respect the couple's privacy.
Very happy for the couple to be. True proof that the best revenge is living
Good for you, Elizabeth. I hope Mitchell finds out about it immediately.
Living well is the best revenge!
Congratulations to the couple, but I'm wondering if the media should really be
getting involved in this part of her life. Doesn't seem right to me.
Truly an amazing girl, wishing her all the happiness she deserves!