Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Endings

Don't you just love when you hear about a happy ending to a story?  Especially a story that was once so devastating and real that it could have happened to you?  A tragedy to say the least.

Does anyone remember this young girl?
I do.  
I remember seeing her picture posted all over the news.
I remember seeing her parents weep on TV asking for their daughter to be returned.
I remember feeling so scared for her because we were so close in age- only a mere two months apart.

And then I remember the day that she was found.
I remember feeling so happy that she was still alive and that her parents never gave up hope.
It was also gratifying when her abductors were sentenced to prison.

But, the story gets even better.
Elizabeth Smart recently announced her engagement!

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I can only imagine the trust issues Elizabeth had to work through to get to this point in her life.
I admire her bravery, strength, and courage.
Not only did she recover from a tragic event, she became an advocate to help save the lives of others.

I love that she is getting her happy ending.

11 comments:

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Such a wonderful story! This is a wonderful Happy Ending!

Lauren said...

I love the ending to this story! I'm so glad for her!

xo

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Wow, this is incredible! I think she is engraved in so many people's memories as an 11 year old girl, to see that she has grown into a beautiful, poised young woman who is now engaged is really inspiring!

Laura said...

I was SO glad to see this too!!!

{av} | {long distance loving} said...

she most CERTAINLY deserves this happy ending...I'm thrilled for her! such an encouraging post :) so happy to have stumbled on your blog! have a great weekend! xoxo {av}

Amira said...

Awww yay! So glad to hear this :-)

Courtney B said...

I had heard she got engaged... YAY! She deserves all the happiness in the world!

lori said...

soooo happy for her! she absolutely deserves all the best.

Denise said...

I was just telling my hubby she got engaged! What an amazing woman she is!

Faith said...

i am so happy for her! a woman who truly deserves a happy ending :)

Emma said...

I saw this! So amazing for her!

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