Racquel Smith has two reasons to smile. The mother and widow of NFL star Will Smith took to Instagram earlier this week to share her heart about family and remember her late husband.
“A mothers love,” Racquel shared along with a picture of her embracing her son. “You’re doing a wonderful job,” one fan wrote. “Keep being strong for your kids,” another follower commented.
Few can forget the tragedy that occurred in New Orleans last year in which a road rage incident between Will Smith and Cardell Hayes turned deadly. Cardell shot Will and Racquel after a brief argument in the streets. Racquel was severely wounded while her husband succumbed to his injuries.
“April 9, 2016, will forever be a day that I will NEVER forget,” Racquel shared last week. “One sweet day we will meet again,” she added. “I will treasure every beautiful moment and the ‘Rockstar life’ you showed me! My king, My Superman…you are truly missed! I will always celebrate you!!! Thank you for giving me the best gifts (our Babies) and life I could ever imagine!”
Heavy heart this morning is mild to say. April 9, 2016 will forever be a day that I will NEVER forget. I still feel the shots burning through my body. I still feel the pain and the words when they told me my forever was no longer my forever?. I remember having that out of body experience and just not wanting to go on. I remember not being able to walk to your casket baby. I had to be carried. Now, I'm running and playing basketball with your babies???. I still remember our last kiss our last I love you's. I remember walking down the streets of French Quarter festival and You telling me, "I love my country girl". These are words I will treasure forever. God spared my life but gained the best Angel that was here on earth. My love, my kids father, my best friend, my protector, but most importantly MY EVERYTHING WAS GONE WITHOUT A GOODBYE?. I try not to question God but I still don't understand. I try to smile when my entire soul wants to cry. William, we miss you with every beat of our heart. I know you are still protecting us from heaven. I know it's you sending all these beautiful angels on earth to make me smile each day. Your kids are spitting images of you. I try everyday to make you proud. I try to live as you would want me to. It's hard…very hard. I try to remember your words, "ROCKIE, you are apart of me. You are stronger than you think". Now, it's been a whole year and yes, I am stronger. I still need you here to mend this broken heart and wipe your beautiful kids tears away when they cry at night for you. That's the hardest part. Or when I see beautiful couples holding hands,traveling the world together…I remember "us". I know you have something special planned for me because you always did. Please, Rest In Paradise baby❤. One sweet day we will meet again. Until then continue to watch over us! I need you more now than ever. It's still a forever kind of thing with us. I will treasure every beautiful moment and the "Rockstar life" you showed me! My king, My Superman…you are truly missed! I will always celebrate you!!! Thank you for giving me the best gifts (our Babies) and life I could ever imagine! ???❤??
Mrs. Smith expressed discontent with the court’s decision to give Cardell 25 years instead of the proposed 60 years imprisonment on Thursday. “This ordeal has been a nightmare for me and my family. There are no winners here today,” Racquel said in a statement. However, despite her displeasure with the sentence, Racquel said that she would continue to let her light shine for her “Superman.”
Racquel Smith has two kids, Wynter and Lisa, with her late husband.