Smiling in the darkest of times. Granger Smiths wife, Amber, took to Instagram on Monday, July 29, to share a selfie in the wake of her 3-year-old son River’s death.

The heartbroken mom, 37, has found comfort in reading during this hard time and captioned the photo with an excerpt from a book. “Suffering produces in us endurance and character and hope. It steadies us in our faith and deepens its roots in order that we may be able to weather any storm. It makes us reach forward to greater things than we can see right now, but that we know for sure not only exist, but will be ours at the last,” wrote Amber. “This book is magic,” she continued.

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Courtesy of Amber Smith/Instagram

She added that her children, London, 7, and Lincoln 5, are keeping her positive in the wake of their brother’s death. She stated, “After dinner drive and walk to the lake. The smiles on these faces are some of the brightest lights in the dark. ❤️”

Granger, 39, and his wife took to YouTube on June 19 to explain how they are coping with the loss of their youngest son. “We just wanted to come on here and talk to you guys and let you know that we’re seeing all of your comments and we’re getting all of your letters and we’re receiving the outpouring of love that you guys have given us these past couple of weeks and we just wanted to say thank you,” Amber said, while holding back tears. “It means a lot,” Granger added.

On Thursday, June 6, the country singer took to social media to share the unfortunate news. Granger said they are going to search for every bit of good they can find in this situation, which is “the worst” they’ve ever been through and that’s his commitment to River’s legacy. The 3-year-old’s cause of death was an accidental drowning at the star’s home in Georgetown, Texas.

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