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Here is some wonderful news: Elizabeth Smart has just announced that she and her husband, Matthew Gilmour, are expecting their third child.
The proud mama shared an image of her sonogram on her Instagram page, along with the news that the due date is sometime in November:
In the years following her 2002 kidnapping, Elizabeth Smart has become an inspiration for survivors everywhere. Her second book, “Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up” is a testimony to the 30-year-old’s strength and faith, as well as to the power of the human heart to forgive.
“I think forgiveness is probably one of the greatest forms of self-love there is because you don’t do forgiveness for anybody else,” Smart says. “My captors will never care if I forgive them. It will not make a day of difference to them at all, but it will make a huge difference to me. If I stay angry from holding onto this in my life, it would be eating away at me. It would mean I wouldn’t be 100 percent mother to my children; I wouldn’t be 100 percent wife to my husband; I wouldn’t be able to work for survivors 100 percent because there would always be this percentage of me inside holding onto this anger and this bitterness, and frankly … I love myself too much to do that to myself.”
Smart is not only a busy mom of two (soon-to-be three), a New York Times bestselling author and a victim’s rights advocate, she is also a gifted speaker who travels the country to share her message of hope and resilience. In addition, her charity The Elizabeth Smart Foundation works to prevent crimes against children, as well as offering support and advocacy for families.
Congratulations to the happy parents!