Granger Smith’s Wife Admits Life ‘Has Not Been Easy’ After Son’s Death

Granger Smith’s Wife: Life Has Not Been Easy After Son’s Death
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Jun. 24 2019, Published 11:23 a.m. ET

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Granger Smith and his wife are continuing to deal with the pain over their youngest son’s tragic death.

This Sunday, June 23 on Instagram, Amber Barlett shared a sweet tribute to River Kelly, their 3-year-old who died earlier this month after drowning in their house pool.

“We just happened to be in the same city as the ‘biiiigggggggest T-Rex’ ever found. We had to make a trip to see it in honor of River,” Amber, 37, captioned a shot of daughter London, 7, and son Lincoln Monarch, 5, standing beside the dinosaur exhibit. “This dinosaur was discovered in FAITH, South Dakota by a woman named Sue. And he died by a River ♥️. Open your eyes and you will see signs all around you.”

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The family went to visit a museum in Chicago after Granger, 39, performed at the 2019 Country LakeShake.

“We think just maybe, Riv is having the best time of his life in Heaven with this dinosaur,” Amber continued in her post. “Getting back on the road and back into daily life without River has not been easy in the slightest. Every single thing reminds me of him, and all I can think about is how he would love exploring and seeing all that we are seeing. I see his name everywhere, I see little red-headed toddlers everywhere.”

RadarOnline.com readers know doctors tried to resuscitate River in the hospital for two days before he was pronounced dead. His heartbroken parents shared the sad news on their Instagram accounts and later in an emotional YouTube video.

“I miss his silly personality and his bright light. I see his face in our other kiddos. I have this pit in my stomach constantly, because I’m trying to make life as normal as possible for our other 2 incredible kiddos, London and Lincoln, while hurting so bad inside,” wrote Amber. “I look around at everyone else and wonder if anyone is going through something like we are. Dumb little things don’t matter anymore. My family does. My faith does. We’ve got this, because God’s got us ✝️. Thank you all for your continued support, prayers and love. It really does help us so much.”

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