Country singer Granger Smith's wife Amber says their 3-year-old son's death has changed her forever
Three-year-old River had passed away in the first week of June after he drowned at his family's home in Georgetown, Texas
Country singer Granger Smith's heartbroken wife Amber took to social media Monday to share an emotional post about how 'she will never be the same' again after the death of her three-year-old son River who had tragically drowned in an accident last month.
The 37-year-old took to Instagram to offer an insight into her grief and posted several pictures of herself with River with a few quotes from the bible.
Amber got candid about how she was dealing with the loss and wrote, "Missing my baby so much."
"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," she added.
Amber is also a mother to two other children: five-year-old Lincoln and seven-year-old London.
She explained that she has some moments where she feels 'strong' but 'as any grieving mother would do' she also frequently breaks down and struggles to cope with all the grief and pain. "I also cry, scream, question, and fall to my knees. Then I get back up and fight," she shared.
Three-year-old River had passed away in the first week of June after he drowned at his family's home in Georgetown, Texas.
The doctors had done everything they could to revive the child but he was unable to survive the accident and died two days after.
Amber's latest post is not the first time that she has spoken out about her son's death and both she and her 39-year-old husband have been candid about their loss.
Both Amber and Granger had announced the death of their child on social media on June 6.
In her latest Instagram post, Amber shared that she going to document her journey with her fans and followers in the hope that her honest posts would help others going through similar experiences.
"I just want to share my journey with all of you because it will be a long road, and if we can help at least one person going through something like this, then it is worth it to me to be open about my feelings, my faith, my struggles," she shared.
"To any of you experiencing a loss of any kind (and maybe I’m just trying to remind myself here)—You can do this. You can grieve and still be strong for your family, husband and or other kiddos. Lean into Him in your weakness and learn to not beat yourself up (like I do) when you are having a moment of calm. Shut out the negative and focus on the light and the love," she added.
Amber had also encouraged and asked her followers to treat everyone around them with kindness and sympathy.
"Be kind to those around you. Before you choose to judge or tear down, always try to encourage or lift people up. That person next to you, that car in front of you, that woman down the street, that man in your office, those kiddos in the store, you never know what kind of trials they are facing. Thank you all again for sharing your stories of loss with me, for lifting my family up through prayers and encouragement. YOU are the reasons for my strength at times and I’m so grateful," she wrote.