Granger Smith and his wife Amber will soon have another baby in the house! The singer announced on social media that his wife is pregnant, less than two years after the tragic loss of their son, River.
“We’re pregnant,” Smith announced on social media. “I don’t have many words for this video. Life isn’t perfect. Sometimes it’s broken but it’s NEVER hopeless. God promises that. Our story isn’t finished yet, and neither is yours! Through our suffering and joy, God’s glory radiates through it all.”
The video was a letter to River from Smith, Amber, and their children London and Lincoln. River accidentally drowned in the family’s swimming pool in June of 2019.
I don’t have many words for this video. Life isn’t perfect. Sometimes it’s broken but it’s NEVER hopeless. God promises that.
Our story isn’t finished yet, and neither is yours! Through our suffering and joy, God’s glory radiates through it all🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/SimkR3STSc
— Granger Smith (@GrangerSmith) March 11, 2021
“Dear River, because of the life you lived, we’ve known so much joy,” Smith began.
“River, because of the life you lived, we laughed a whole lot,” said Lincoln, followed by London, who added, “And because of the life you lived, we’ve cried a bunch too.”
“Dear River, because of the life you lived, we’ve grown closer to God,” continued Smith, before Amber appeared, revealing she was pregnant.
“And God gave us a miracle,” she said. “Sweet Riv, because of the life you lived, very soon, you’re going to have a baby brother.”
Smith and his wife have been very open about their grief over the loss of their son since he passed away.
“Every day is different,” Smith said on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna. “We try to hang on to the days where we find meaning and purpose, and spreading the message where we could help others that are going through something similar or anybody that’s suffering. But there’s other days where it feels like there is no hope, and we just keep pushing forward and pushing forward to find more meaning and to find his little legacy,”
The Smiths have also become outspoken advocates for water safety after the River’s passing.
“It’s not like the movies,” Smith said. “To comprehend that you could lose someone to drowning 20 feet from you doesn’t make any sense unless you know how that process works and that it’s so silent. There isn’t splashing or gurgling or kicking. There wasn’t even a splash going in.”
“I would have thought a year ago, supervision — just watch your kids. Just watch them,” he added. “And I know now, from my own experience, that no human being on this planet is capable to say that’s enough. Because that requires 24/7. And if you add a gate, that’s not enough. If you add swimming lessons, that’s not enough. Pool alarm, it’s not enough.”