Granger Smith’s Wife Admits She Is “Broken’ After Son’s Tragic Passing

The Smiths / YouTube, Amber Smith / Instagram

Almost one month has gone by since the last time she heard her youngest son laugh or seen him smile and although she may seem strong from the outside, she wants everyone to know how she truly feels…broken.

Amber Smith and her country star husband Granger Smith made a heartbreaking announcement on June 6 that their youngest son River had passed away following a “tragic accident.”

Granger and Amber released a 30-minute YouTube video on June 19 where they briefly detailed the drowning accident that took River’s life.

“It as a night just like this. I was outside playing with London. We were doing gymnastics in the yard, and the boys were playing water gun fight. I remember thinking, I was looking at London, she was doing gymnastics, and I thought ‘Soak up this moment,’” Smith recalled. “‘ Soak up this moment because it’s not going to last forever.’ Somewhere between 30 seconds and 3 minutes, we don’t know, Amber and I are inside our pool gate doing CPR on our son.”

“The platform we immediately stand for is… Love those close to you. Soak up those moments for today. Live in the present because we’re not guaranteed tomorrow. 

In a new Instagram post featuring several encouraging quotes intermixed with adorable selfies of her and River, Amber wrote, “Missing my baby so much ❤️.”

She continued, “People keep saying, ‘you’re so strong’  ‘how are you functioning?’  ‘I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed. I am broken. My heart will never be the same. I will never be the same. Yes, I have strong moments, but I also (as any grieving mother would do) cry, scream, question, and fall to my knees. Then I get back up and fight.

Amber goes on to say that she wants to share this part of her life with everyone so if her family can help just one person who going through something similar, it will all be worth it.

See her full post below, and make sure to swipe through to see all the photos.

We are keeping the Smith family in our prayers.