About Amber

Hey there, friend,

I’m Amber Smith. I’m a Christ follower, wife and mama. My husband Granger and I have been married since 2010 and we live on a little farm with lots of animals in central Texas with our kiddos, London, Lincoln and Maverick. Our lives were forever changed when our youngest son River went to be with Jesus in June of 2019. I started Arise with Amber to share our journey through grief and how Jesus saved our lives. My passion since our loss has been to bring good from our pain, to find meaning and purpose instead of reasons and to share the hope we have in Jesus to a lost, hurting and broken world. We started the River Kelly Fund in honor of our son and since its inception, we have given back over half a million dollars to other non-profit organizations and those in need. I’m here to tell you, friend, that grief and joy can co-exist. I wouldn’t have written this story for my life, but I am so grateful we serve a God who is writing a better story than I ever could. My story is not over and neither is yours. I can’t wait to see what the next chapter holds. Welcome to Arise with Amber!