Still Listening: Small Bump

October 31, 2015

Ed Sheeran Small Bump

Today’s featured Still Listening song is one of the most suggested songs we’ve heard from you: “Small Bump” by Ed Sheeran. “You were just a small bump unborn, in four months you’re brought to life /
You might be left with my hair, but you’ll have your mother’s eyes … / You were just a small bump unborn, for four months then torn from life / Maybe you were needed up there but we’re still unaware as why.” Mention one of your favorites in the comments, and remember to follow our Spotify account where you can hear more songs, listen to playlists, or add to our ever growing list of community-generated songs for parents experiencing loss.


  • Andy Gillette

    Andy Gillette is the father of Simon Alexander Gillette, who was stillborn in February of 2014. He and his wife Genevieve have grown closer through the experience, and find comfort in thinking of their little guy and helping other parents suffering through loss. They are happy to be involved with the Arlington, VA MIS Share support group: Mis Share


    • Deborah Gawne

      November 2, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      My prayers go out to you, Andy, and your beautiful wife, Genevieve. I was saddened to learn of the death of your precious, Simon Alexander Gillette. I am sure you have both heard all of the things that people say to try to say ‘something’ as they don’t really know what to say or how to show a reaction. We buried our precious Dylan Thomas Gawne 20 years ago on 4/26/1995 after 17 years of waiting for our bodies to produce a child to love and build a family with. He was 36 weeks and fully formed…It was an umbilical cord that stopped his life. The two comment I hated then and still hate are “sorry you lost your baby’ — NO, my baby DIED, I was not irresponsible and MISPLACED him ! and ‘now you have a angel in heaven”– as a new parent grieving the death of a baby, that is NOT what you want to hear ! We didn’t believe in God at that time so that was not well received. The death of our much wanted Dylan did turn into the catalyst for re-evaluating all of life, death, and our choices …. we have believed totally in God since 10/8/1995 🙂 I pray for you both for the here and the later as well as anniversaries and milestones that will come & go. Gentle knowing hugs for you both <3

      1. Andy Gillette

        Andy Gillette

        November 3, 2015 at 7:27 am

        Thanks so much for your kind, thoughtful words, Deborah. I’m so sorry that Dylan isn’t with you today.

        I think the “angel in heaven” (or similarly, “God’s plan…another flower in heaven…” etc) is definitely hard to hear, even for those who find strength in their faith. It’s nice that someone’s making the effort–I’d rather have that than silence–but those words aren’t always the most comforting. I’m glad you found this site where other parents have similar experiences.

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