Granger Smith Gets Real in Vulnerable Anniversary Post With Wife Amber

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Granger Smith wife Amber anniversary post following son river death
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Granger Smith and his wife, Amber, have always welcomed sincere fans into their world through  social media posts and their YouTube channel, but the relationship and bond with their community grew even tighter after the couple lost their youngest son, River, in a drowning accident at their Texas home last summer.

Granger and Amber are honest and open about the tragedy as well as life after, and on the occasion of their wedding anniversary, his wish to his beloved bride is both heartbreaking and heartwarming, and incredibly genuine.

[RELATED: Granger Smith’s Wife, Amber, Reflects On Their Most Challenging Year Following Loss of 3-Year-Old Son]

Granger posted a photo on Instagram that shows the two in a romantic embrace…except for the fact that a cameraman is close by capturing the moment and disrupting what seems like an intimate moment.

In the caption, the hit singer-songwriter explains that what followers are seeing isn’t real, but instead is a pose in a controlled environment and that many other people are on the set making sure that the results create the illusion of perfection.

But before you accuse the singer of being inauthentic, he adds the comparison, “Anyone that’s ever chosen a family photo according to the least crooked of their crooked smiles, knows what I mean.”

It’s in the next paragraph that Granger grows vulnerable.

“What I see: 2 people in a storm. Hanging on to God for truth and guidance like a lone fence post in a ravaging wind. I see a girl hurting. Drawing on unimaginable strength just to continue on with necessary motherly duties. Clinging to the Bible like it’s a life raft hurtling through an unknown sea. I see a man, savagely battling a relentless demon. Shielded only by Faith and masking the crippling weakness brought on by his deep shame; his failure as a father – But we’re still in love. Stronger than ever before, but it feels different in its evolution now. It’s not the fairytale, but the vulnerability that fuels the fire. The very essence of what makes us human…bounded by integrity and truth but still fundamentally flawed…that makes our love mature.”

[RELATED: Granger Smith Recounts Details of Son’s Drowning in New Video]

Happy tenth anniversary Granger and Amber!

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It’s not real. – What you see: A couple seemingly in love. Living out the fairytale story draped in the sunset sky with a blue wood planked porch, white antique rocking chair, barefoot, sun kissed hair and summer tanned skin. A couple without a care in the world because LOVE has so consumed them. – Oh yah, and there’s a camera dude. And another guy holding a bounce board for perfect light. There’s a slew of other characters behind that making damn sure the fairytale looks believable. It’s okay, it’s my job and I’m used to it. It’s part of what I do in the lens of a camera to sell a song or a lifestyle or a brand. But just because its for sale doesn’t make it 100% REAL. At some level, you (the reader of this post) will only see the side we allow you to see at the time. That’s how humans work. Anyone that’s ever chosen a family photo according to the least crooked of their crooked smiles, knows what I mean. – What I see: 2 people in a storm. Hanging on to God for truth and guidance like a lone fence post in a ravaging wind. I see a girl hurting. Drawing on unimaginable strength just to continue on with necessary motherly duties. Clinging to the Bible like it’s a life raft hurdling through an unknown sea. I see a man, savagely battling a relentless demon. Shielded only by Faith and masking the crippling weakness brought on by his deep shame; his failure as a father. – But we’re still in love. Stronger than ever before, but it feels different in its evolution now. It’s not the fairytale, but the vulnerability that fuels the fire. The very essence of what makes us human…bounded by integrity and truth but still fundamentally flawed…that makes our love mature. – It’s always sweet to see a young couple exchange vows and rings. But it’s truly special when you see the old couple holding hands on the sidewalk. Because you know the peaks and valleys they’ve climbed together, the storms they’ve weathered, the mature love that’s endured. THAT is the real fairytale. – I guess I just want to say that today is our 10 year wedding anniversary. And I love @amberemilysmith a whole bunch. And it will take more than “til death do us part.” ❤️🦋

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