‘He’s Here!’—Granger Smith Welcomes 4th Child With Wife Amber

granger smith

Granger Smith is feeling all of the emotions this week after welcoming his fourth child, a baby boy with wife Amber, just two years after losing their youngest son in an accidental drowning.

The country music singer announced the arrival of Maverick Beckham Smith on Instagram Friday.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Granger Smith (@grangersmith)

“He’s here! Wow…so many emotions,” the 41-year-old wrote alongside a photo of Amber in a hospital bed, holding their new baby. “Maverick Beckham Smith made his debut today. He and @amberemilysmith are doing great.”

The beaming dad shared a series of snapshots in his Instagram story, including one of “Mav” at 60 seconds old, and another of himself holding the new baby with a tattoo of his late son River’s name visible on his forearm.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Granger Smith (@grangersmith)

Maverick’s arrival comes just two years after the couple suffered the tragic loss of their youngest son, River, who drowned at their Texas home in 2019. River was three years old at the time of his death, and left behind two older siblings, big sister London, 9, and big brother Lincoln, 7.

The couple has been outspoken in their efforts to prevent accidental drowning ever since, and even raise money through the River Kelly Fund in their son’s honor.

In March, the couple shared a beautiful video that paid tribute to River, and revealed they were expecting a baby boy.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Granger Smith (@grangersmith)

“We’re pregnant,” Smith captioned an Instagram video of the announcement. “I don’t have many words for this video. Life isn’t perfect. Sometimes it’s beat up and broken but it’s NEVER hopeless. God promises that.

“Our story isn’t finished yet, and neither is yours!” he continued. “Through our suffering and joy, God’s glory radiates through it all! A new Smith boy is due in August.”

In her own Instagram post, Amber shared several promises of the Lord, and says her prayer is that their story can “speak life” to others in the midst of pain and suffering.

“God has made a way we never thought possible,” she wrote. “If I’ve learned anything over the last 2 years, it’s that I do not have as much control as I think I do.”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Amber Smith 🦋 (@amberemilysmith)

“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9

Never did I think at 39 I would be blessed with expecting another baby boy. These past couple of years have been so rough but also so full of so much joy, hope, healing, growing and grace from God.

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5

Lord, I pray that our story can speak life to someone else who may be suffering to never give up hope. To surrender their burdens to you. To trust you even when it hurts.

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10

Sweet Riv, because of the beautiful life you lived, we are forever changed and we will continue honoring your big, little legacy until we come home to you.

To God we give all the glory and we can’t wait to meet our new little boy August 2021.”

Granger and Amber have also opened up about the symbolic meaning behind Maverick’s name, which pays tribute to River and celebrates individuality.

“I wanted this baby to have his own identity, and I didn’t want him to be so tied to River,” Amber shared in a YouTube video. “But I did want him to have a little piece of his brother in his name.”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Amber Smith 🦋 (@amberemilysmith)


Previous articleHow to Encourage Your New College Student
Next articleWhat A Girl Mom Actually Needs
Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm is the Editor of ForEveryMom.com! An outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure, she lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese all while capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras. Follow her on Facebook!