Granger Smith Says “Life’s A Storm” In New Instagram Post

Granger Smith has posted his first Instagram message in a long time, and he explains to fans why he’s been keeping his distance ever since his son River passed away this summer in a drowning accident.

“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,” he writes. “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. Eh…that stuff doesn’t matter.”

Granger adds that while he still loves talking to fans on the family’s YouTube channel, it’s been his wife Amber who’s been better able to connect on Instagram, noting, “I’m blown away by her ability to be so real, raw and engaging in her captions and pictures.”

Finally, he offers, “Life is a storm. Realizing that makes it easier to be grateful for the rays of sunshine.” Check out the complete post below.

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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. 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. Eh...that stuff doesn’t matter. That’s why I enjoy continuing The Smiths channel on YouTube because I can turn on the camera and talk like we’re just friends in the same room. No mask. 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. 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. Each night I find myself looking out at faces in our crowd and thinking about all the different stories...all the hidden struggles. We need each other. . Sorry for the random ranting. Needless to say, I still have to pay bills, promote a tour and promote a lifestyle brand/ apparel line. And I’ll get back to talking about that one day. (I love Yee Yee Apparel too much not to.) All that said, know this: Life is a storm. Realizing that makes it easier to be grateful for the rays of sunshine.

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