Granger and Amber Smith Provide Emotional Smith Family Updates

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It's been just over three months since Granger and Amber Smith tragically lost their youngest child, River, to a drowning accident. More on how the family is doing, here.

Granger and Amber Smith have both faithfully been providing a very real look into what their family is going through after losing 3-year-old son River due to a drowning accident in early June. In a new post via Instagram, Granger got real about why he’s been more quiet than usual on social media while Amber has been more involved.

“I haven’t said much on socials lately. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, it’s more that most things just don’t seem important enough to share. We all know that social media has become a mask…a highlight reel per say, that we can hide behind and appear to promote our best moments of our best days. Eh…that stuff doesn’t matter. That’s why I enjoy continuing The Smiths channel on YouTube because I can turn on the camera and talk like we’re just friends in the same room. No mask. Amber has continued to post on her socials and I’m blown away by her ability to be so real, raw and engaging in her captions and pictures. Once upon a time I had the way with words in our relationship, but now I’m letting her speak for us both,” Granger explains.

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I haven’t said much on socials lately. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, it’s more that most things just don’t seem important enough to share. We all know that social media has become a mask…a highlight reel per say, that we can hide behind and appear to promote our best moments of our best days. Eh…that stuff doesn’t matter. That’s why I enjoy continuing The Smiths channel on YouTube because I can turn on the camera and talk like we’re just friends in the same room. No mask. Amber has continued to post on her socials and I’m blown away by her ability to be so real, raw and engaging in her captions and pictures. Once upon a time I had the way with words in our relationship, but now I’m letting her speak for us both. We certainly see the world with our masks off now. Each night I find myself looking out at faces in our crowd and thinking about all the different stories…all the hidden struggles. We need each other. . Sorry for the random ranting. Needless to say, I still have to pay bills, promote a tour and promote a lifestyle brand/ apparel line. And I’ll get back to talking about that one day. (I love Yee Yee Apparel too much not to.) All that said, know this: Life is a storm. Realizing that makes it easier to be grateful for the rays of sunshine.

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Granger and Amber Smith recently made the difficult decision to move their family out of the home where the incident occurred and into a new home. Besides that big change, London and Lincoln have also started back at school. The two appear to be adjusting well.

Read one of Amber’s most recent posts below.

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Sometimes I picture him like this, watching over us, watching his brother and sister play, watching us love on them or watching us laugh or cry. I get so sad and feel guilty that he may see us having to go on with life without him. But then I think that he’s in the most magical place. That he honestly couldn’t care less about life here on Earth. That he will be there waiting for us to get Home to him. To where we really belong. To where we all really belong. Trying to stay the course, stay positive, stay hopeful, stay trusting, and live for Him, so when we get there, he’s waiting with those big brown eyes and his beautiful smile, with God, to say, “well done mommy” (bulgy diaper and all ☺️). I’m missing him all the time, but just really missing him tonight. Thinking about anyone missing someone tonight and sending love and hope to you to keep showing up. Keep fighting. Keep doing the next thing. Keep your eyes on the promise and the prize. ❤️ 1 Peter 1:6-7 ✝️

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Donations can be made to central Texas’ Dell Children’s Medical Center in honor of River’s memory. We wish the Smith family the best as they continue to grieve and heal. Share these updates from Granger and Amber Smith with other fans.

Granger Smith’s 2019 Tour Schedule

Sep 20
INLET BEACH
Ocean City, Maryland
Sep 21
UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO FOOTBALL STADIUM
Buffalo, New York
Sep 26
BLUESTEM CENTER FOR THE ARTS AMPHITHEATER
Moorhead, Minnesota
Sep 27
MCGRATH AMPHITHEATRE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sep 28
PARTY IN THE PRAIRIE
Altoona, Wisconsin
Oct 11
MUMFEST
New Bern, North Carolina
Oct 12
NORTH CHARLESTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
North Charleston, South Carolina
Oct 17
SYCUAN CASINO RESORT
El Cajon, California
Oct 18
STAPLES CENTER
Los Angeles, California
Oct 19
THE FREMONT THEATER
San Luis Obispo, California
Oct 21
THE CATALYST
Santa Cruz, California
Nov 2
BOB CARPENTER CENTER
Newark, Delaware
Nov 7
STARLAND BALLROOM
Sayreville, New Jersey
Nov 8
TOUCH OF TEXAS
Binghampton, New York
Nov 9
THIRSTY COWBOY
Medina, Ohio
Dec 13
ROSELAND THEATER
Portland, Oregon
Dec 14
KNITTING FACTORY
Spokane, Washington
Dec 15
SHOWBOX SODO
Seattle, Washington
Dec 16
KNITTING FACTORY BOISE
Boise, Idaho
Dec 17
KNITTING FACTORY BOISE
Boise, Idaho
Dec 19
THE DEPOT
Salt Lake City, Utah
Dec 20
GRIZZLY ROSE
Denver, Colorado
Dec 21
GRIZZLY ROSE
Denver, Colorado

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