Granger Smith Amber

Last summer, country music singer Granger Smith and his wife Amber suffered an unimaginable tragedy when their 3 year-old son River passed away in a “tragic drowning accident”. At the end of 2019, Amber took to Instagram to write an emotional post about what the year was like for her family, and what they have learned from it. In the end, she’s grateful the family is closer to God.

Amber Smith: “The Year That Brought Me To My Knees”

“2019 — The year that brought me to my knees. The year our beautiful red-headed boy turned 3 and went Home. The year that same sweet boy saved two other lives. The year that broke my heart into pieces but also tempered my spirit,” Amber wrote alongside a slideshow of photos, according to the Christian Post.

The first photo shows Granger and Amber Smith holding hands with their other two children, London, 8, and Lincoln, 5. They are all standing next to an image of Jesus Christ holding the hand of their late son, River.

In her post, Amber went on to talk about some of the positive accomplishments the family had in 2019, including Lincoln starting kindergarten and her daughter London losing three teeth.

The bereaved mother also shared that she and Granger have “vowed to not let anything tear our family apart.” Calling 2019, “The year that Granger and I became closer than ever before.”

Amber Smith Feels Closer To God Than Ever

Amber revealed that in 2019, she grew closer to God than “I’ve ever been.” And that she’s now laser focused on what’s most important in life.

“The year I cried every day for six months straight. The year London lost three teeth and turned 8. The year we ministered to hundreds about grief and hope,” the grieving mother wrote.

“The year my eyes were truly opened to what is important. The year we’ve never felt more love from our community. The year I found out that joy and grief can coexist. The year we dove back into the fire to help other grieving parents. The year that changed me. The year of the blue butterfly. The year I learned that I am not in control. The year that solidified that I can’t live this life without God.”

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Hope For 2020

Though Granger Smith’s wife admitted that 2019 was an unimaginably difficult year due to the death of their son, Amber said she still has great hope for 2020.

“Through this sadness, I’m hopeful for all that is to come,” she wrote. “My goals for the coming year are to grow the @theriverkellyfund and help as many people as we can, keep London and Lincoln thriving despite the heartache of the past year, grow in grace and faith with my Maker, share our story in the hopes of helping others, and be in the present moment because as much as we want to plan and dream, today is all we have.”

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Amber ended her post by telling the world how much she appreciates God.

“This moment. Each day, whether good or bad, is another gift from God. I hope to live it with gratitude and compassion for others,” she concluded. “I hope to continue to surrender my battles because in my weakness He is my strength. I hope to forgive myself little by little. I hope to keep bringing people to the Kingdom and sharing the love of God that I have felt so strongly.”

What an amazing personal account of finding light through the darkness. This the type of story to share far and wide to help spread hope and heal hearts.

Please keep the entire Smith family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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