Three is a charm!
Elizabeth Smart and hubby Matthew Gilmour welcomed their third child together, they are officially a family of five. Smart announced on Instagram Monday that she had given birth to a girl, sharing a picture of their newest member who was sporting a University of Utah Health beanie.
The 31-year-old new mother wrote alongside the post, “So happy to welcome Olivia to our family!!!"
Olivia joins big sister Chloe, 3 ½ and big brother James, 19 months.
Smart and Gilmour who married in 2012 in a small intimate ceremony in Hawaii announced that they were excepting for the third time in June. The kidnap survivor and victim’s right advocate posted at the time a picture of an ultrasound, “Pretty HUGE news!! We’re expecting baby #3 in November!!” she captioned the post.
Elizabeth Smart and her family reside in the mountain town of Park City, Utah.
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There are some things that took me a long time to learn but I hope my daughter and everyone else can just take my word for. 1. You are special, you are not just a part of the mass, you do make a difference. 2. There is nothing anyone else can do to you that can take away your value. Whether it be abuse, sexual violence, illness, kidnapping, bullying, it doesn’t matter, you still have just as much value as everyone else. 3. We all have “spare baggage," a past, a story, struggles, or trials in life and no matter how overwhelming they may seem they don’t define who we are. Ultimately it is our choices and decisions that define who we are.
It’s been 16 years since the advocate was kidnapped from her bedroom on a summer evening. Smart endured physical, emotional and mental abuse for 9 months from her captives before being rescued.
Smart has come along way since the traumatic ordeal she endured as a child. In September she opened up to PEOPLE and said she is “grateful for the small things."
But Smart admitted that even though she feels like “the luckiest woman in the world" for how her life has played out she can’t help but worry when it comes to her own children.
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On a more spiritual note today I believe that we are children of God, that he does know us each individually, and that he loves us. I also believe that while it is wonderful to find God’s love and peace through scripture study, prayer, and church attendance I believe you can find His love, peace, and healing through other means as well, for example being around uplifting kind friends, taking a walk through nature, music, dance, art, those positive and healthy activities that bring joy and love to your life. Take time to enjoy and recognize the blessings of God’s creations for us. #happysunday #Godislove #happiness #embracegoodness #dontgiveup
“There’s a part of me that’s always thinking, ‘Are the windows shut? Where is she at? Who is by her? Can I see her?’ I don’t want to let Chloe out of my sight," Smart explained. “I will never regret being there for my children, watching them, making sure they’ll be okay. But I might regret not being there for them."