On June 6, Amber Smith and her country star husband, Granger Smith, lost their three-year-old son, River, who tragically drowned. Nearly three weeks since the incident, Amber took to Instagram to open up about returning to "daily life" without their little boy.
Amber, 37, and Granger, 39, are doing their best to stay strong for their two eldest children, London, 7, and Lincoln, 5.
"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," the heartbroken mother captioned a photo of London and Lincoln at a museum in Chicago.
The family is in town for the Country LakeShake music festival. This will be Granger's first performance since his son's death.
"This dinosaur was discovered in FAITH, South Dakota by a woman named Sue. And he died by a River ♥️," she added. "Open your eyes and you will see signs all around you. We think just maybe, Riv is having the best time of his life in Heaven with this."
"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," Amber confessed.
"I see his name everywhere, I see little red-headed toddlers everywhere. I miss his silly personality and his bright light. I see his face in our other kiddos," she continued.
"I have this pit in my stomach constantly, because I’m trying to make life as normal as possible for our other two incredible kiddos, London and Lincoln, while hurting so bad inside," the 37-year-old wrote.
"I look around at everyone else and wonder if anyone is going through something like we are. Dumb little things don’t matter anymore," she added. "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."
Amber's update on returning back to "daily life" comes just a few days after she and the country singer posted a YouTube video about their last moments with their youngest child.