I have read Elizabeth's book and found it fascinating and so helpful!
Elizabeth's family never gave up...her parents were so tenacious in making
every effort to find their daughter. Elizabeth had powerful experiences during
her "captivity" that Heavenly Father was there and mindful of her
situation. He is God, but He also allows agency...the events in Sandy, Utah
where courageous people and police officers just knew that something was
amiss...Thank you, Elizabeth for going on with your life and being such a
“They could never take away the fact that I am one of Heavenly
Father’s daughters and he loves me, and they could not take away that fact
that I am also my mother’s daughter and that she will always love
me.” ---------------------------Very good for you
Elizabeth. You have found the single most important life affirming thing about
us that there is.From feeling desperately unhappy when I viewed the
pictures of you on the beach as a 10 year-old in the early days of your
abduction, I now am **very** happy to see how you have survived and thrived, and
are now doing so much to spread the knowledge of what you found while doing
that.Good on you forever.
Elizabeth, thanks for your courage for speaking up about such a severe trial.
!!! Great words of wisdom!
In the 18th and 19th Century the "Captivity Narrative" was an externally
popular literary genre. The women who were held captive by Native Americans
would tour the Untited States to packed venues. English Lit majors are familiar
with this genre. Throwing in the victims religious faith as a means to coping
with their captivity resonated with contemporary audiences now as then. Yes, I
too im looking forward to reading a copy of Elizabeth Smart's new book too.