Life after heartbreak. Granger Smith is opening up on social media just three months after his son tragically passed away. The country singer took to Instagram on Sunday, September 15, to share how he views life differently after the horrible incident.
“I haven’t said much on socials lately. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, it’s more that most things just don’t seem important enough to share,” the singer wrote. “We all know that social media has become a mask … a highlight reel, per say, that we can hide behind and appear to promote our best moments of our best days,” he added. “Eh … that stuff doesn’t matter.”
The star continued to say that he prefers to use his YouTube channel to speak candidly about dealing with his loss. “I can turn on the camera and talk like we’re just friends in the same room. No mask,” he said.
He also applauded his wife, Amber, for constantly talking on the matter and being open with their fans. “Amber has continued to post on her socials and I’m blown away by her ability to be so real, raw and engaging in her captions and pictures,” he wrote. “Once upon a time I had the way with words in our relationship, but now I’m letting her speak for us both. We certainly see the world with our masks off now.”
Amber recently said on Instagram how looking at old pictures of her son helps her cope, adding, “It helps me feel closer to him.” She also disclosed how she receives signs from her son saying that the “comfort it brings” her is “palpable.”
Granger concluded his heartfelt message stating, “All that said, know this: Life is a storm. Realizing that makes it easier to be grateful for the rays of sunshine.”
River, 3, passed away on June 6 after an accidental drowning at his family’s home in Georgetown, Texas. Since then, the family has taken us on their journey of grief and mourning the loss of their son. River is survived by his parents and two siblings London, 7, and, Lincoln, 5. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Smith family at this time.
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