‘Our Story Isn’t Finished Yet’—Granger Smith Announces He and Wife are Expecting a Baby Boy

Granger Smith

It’s been nearly two years since country singer Granger Smith and his wife Amber tragically lost their 3-year-old son River in a drowning accident. The couple has been open about their grief and faith in God through the entire process.

Over the weekend, Smith took to Instagram to share not about his grief, but instead, pure joy in announcing that he and Amber are expecting their fourth child, a boy, this August.

“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.


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“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 the video, Smith, Amber and their kids, son Lincoln 7, and daughter London, 9, talk to River.

“Dear River, because of the life you lived, we’ve grown closer to God,” Smith says in the video. Amber adds onto his statement, saying, “And God gave us a miracle.”

The video ends with Amber’s voice saying “sweet Riv, because of the life you lived, very soon, you’re going to have a little brother.”

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.”


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“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.”

In February, Amber shared a powerful video of her testimony of loss and hope, and how Jesus has carried her through it all.


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