Thirteen years after enduring a horrific kidnapping ordeal, Elizabeth Smart has overshadowed that dark memory with the joy of becoming a mother.
In a speech in Oklahoma City last week, Smart 28, called the birth of her nine-month-old daughter, Chloe, “the best thing ever” while reflecting on what she learned from her 2002 kidnapping and how motherhood has changed her life.
“I’m happy,” Smart told The Oklahoman after the speech. “I’m really happy.”
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