Granger Smith's Wife Amber Thanks Fans for ‘Prayers and Love’ after 3-Year-Old Son River’s Death
Singer Granger Smith's wife Amber saw something that reminded her of her late son and shared a touching post updating fans on how she's been coping.
Amber Smith revealed that she sees her son's name everywhere and remembers him continuously through other little boys ever since he passed away three weeks ago.
River, who was only three, died from a drowning accident that took place at the couple's home. When the family visited a museum on Sunday, Amber again saw something reminiscent of her son.
She shared a picture of the bones of a T-Rex and revealed the details in her post. "We just happened to be in the same city as the “biiiigggggggest T-Rex” ever found. We had to make a trip to see it in honor of River."
She continued the lengthy post:
"This dinosaur was discovered in FAITH, South Dakota by a woman named Sue. And he died by a River ♥️. Open your eyes and you will see signs all around you."
Amber went on to say that she believes River "is having the best time of his life in Heaven with this [t-rex emoji]." Though it's not been easy, she explained that she wants to keep things normal for her two other children.
The grieving mother admitted that she is "hurting so bad inside," before adding that "dumb little things don't matter anymore." For her, it's all about her family and faith.
She finished off by saying that "God's got us" then thanked everyone for their prayers and well-wishes. The comment section was littered with more words of support.
Granger, 39, and his family are in Chicago where he intends to perform at the Country LakeShake music festival. It will be his first performance since his son's tragic death.
Last week, Granger shared a lengthy post describing how the family was dealing with their loss. "In my house, we have united stronger and closer than we’ve ever been. We’ve cried. We’ve smiled. I’ve held my family tight," he explained.
The couple's two older children, Lincoln, five, and London, seven, were both outside when it happened. According to a video Granger posted, he was doing gymnastics with London in the yard.
Lincoln and River were having a water gun fight at the time. Mere moments after, River fell into the pool and drowned. Efforts to revive him failed. He died two days later at the Dell Children's Medical Center.
Soon after, Granger shared the "unthinkable" news with his Instagram followers. He said that the joy his son brought "cannot be expressed and his light will be forever in our hearts."
In the video, Granger implored fans not to feel sorry for the family, but undoubtedly it's a loss that no parent should have to go through. Our hearts go out to the couple as they endure this extremely painful occurrence.