Country music star Granger Smith and his wife, Amber, lost their 3-year-old son, River, in a drowning accident a little more than a year ago. They continue to grieve as a family, but some days are worse than others. On Wednesday, July 29, Amber took to Instagram to share a raw update about the pain she is dealing with and how she is coping. That post can be viewed here.
Amber shared a beautiful snapshot of little River exploring a playground, with a slide visible behind him and a look of curiosity in his eyes. She began her heartbreaking caption by noting that she often likes to stick to hopeful, positive content on her account. This includes topics including grace and faith. However, she could not deny the true emotions she was currently feeling. She expressed her anger and recalled what she misses about her son.
“But today, my earthly mind and heart are sad. Today I’m angry. I want River here with us. I miss my precious red head’s tightest hugs and biggest kisses. Oh how I miss his sweet voice, his chubby feet, his adventurous spirit and his dancing,” she began.
Amber reiterated that she is leaning on her faith during this time and believes that she will one day be able to reunite with her son in heaven. She explained that she will allow herself to feel and react to this heartbreak but will then get up and continue moving forward.
“I know what’s true. I know this is my fleshly pain and I need to focus on my spiritual heart and soul but some days grief gets you. It takes you down for a bit, like a tidal wave. Today, I’ll mourn, cry, yell, process, and then I’ll pray and pick myself back up again,” she wrote.
Amber concluded her post with a Bible verse from Micah 7:8. The verse speaks of God being a light even during periods of darkness.
Granger and Amber share two other children, London and Lincoln, and have been carrying on as best they can for their children.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, River slipped away in a matter of seconds while the family was playing out in the yard. He was rushed to the hospital but could not be resuscitated. Granger and Amber are dedicated to spreading awareness about pool safety in an effort to prevent other parents from having to go through similar situations. They also promote organ donation, as little River was able to save other lives through this process.