Granger Smith and his wife, Amber, broke their silence in the wake of their three-year-old son’s tragic drowning with a video shared on YouTube on Wednesday (June 19th). They updated fans on how they’re doing since losing River earlier this month, as well as the last few moments they shared with their little boy. Granger explained that he was outside doing gymnastics with his seven-year-old daughter, London, while his sons River and five-year-old Lincoln were having a water gun fight. In that very moment, Granger said he thought to himself, “Soak up this moment because it’s not going to last.”
Within “30 seconds to 3 minutes,” Granger and Amber found themselves “inside of our pool gate doing CPR on our son.”
Granger and Amber said they are doing their best to find the “good” in the situation. Granger said, “God gave River to us for three years and that was his mission. I don’t think God takes anyone too soon. I believe he was put on this earth for that exact amount of time.”
He added, “Don’t feel sorry for us. We feel very blessed. We had an incredible boy for three years and we feel good about that. We are going to live our best life.”
Granger also said that he will return to touring as a way to continue healing.