Granger Smith Breaks Silence — Shares Emotional Update 3 Months After Losing Son River

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Granger Smith has been understandably quiet on social media in the months following his son River’s tragic death.

As previously reported by For Every Mom, the 3-year-old died in an accidental drowning at the family’s home on June 6.

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But on Saturday, the country singer took to Instagram with his first post since announcing River’s passing.

“I haven’t said much on socials lately,” Smith wrote. ”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.”

 

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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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Smith, who is currently on tour, explained that social media has simply become unimportant.

“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.”

These days, he says he prefers to make videos on the family’s YouTube channel “because I can turn on the camera and talk like we’re just friends in the same room. No mask.” The videos follow his family’s lives, including daughter London, 7, and son Lincoln, 5.

Smith says he’s left the social media game to his wife, Amber.

“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.”

 

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I’ve been digging in and putting all of my trust in God to carry me through. My heart has been broken open like never before, but that also means it’s been opened to love, feel, and grow more than ever before as well. —— I believe in God’s promises and the truth. I believe things are set in motion years before we see them. People are sent to us, we have visions or dreams, occasions occur all before we even have a clue about what is going on. God prepares our hearts without us knowing anything about it. I’m not saying he causes things to happen, but he knows, he allows, and he’s there holding us when we can’t walk. ——— I believe in signs, though he doesn’t need to send them, I’m so grateful he does! I’ve shared some of the signs I’ve seen with you guys and wanted to share something else I saw yesterday. I was looking at phots of Riv, which I do allll the time. It helps me feel closer to him. I came across this one of some signs I made probably 2 years ago. Riv was sitting on them and I wanted to re-read the verses. Some people may say this is just a coincidence, but for believers, there are no coincidences. I think this was God reminding me of his promises. It was something I was meant to see and the comfort it brought me was palpable. ❤️ Swipe to read them ✝️

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Throughout his North American tour, which runs through December, Smith says he’s begun to see fans differently than ever before.

“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.”

He closed by saying, “All that said, know this: Life is a storm. Realizing that makes it easier to be grateful for the rays of sunshine.”

Since River’s passing, the family has raised money in their son’s name for the Dell Children’s Medical Center.

They also donated River’s organs in hopes that other children would be given a second chance at life.


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