Losing you has been quite the gain…

by mssinglemama on May 23, 2012

We escaped this weekend – 15 minutes up the road from my hometown, beautiful Athens, Ohio – to the Nelsonville Music Festival. Benjamin and I have been to nearly every one. The first when he was just five months old. It was less than a month after I had left his father. We were there alone, he and I. That is one evening I can tap into in my memory at will. Walking through the entire night step by step. Trying to breast feed him at the edge of the crowd, him screaming his little brains out. Me nearly in tears. An old friend coming up to me to take him away so I could run free for an entire 45 minutes. Handsome men everywhere and music

This year we brought all three children and for the first time, camped out together. On day one, we brought toys into the festival and Seth and I helicoptered them. We were watchful, mindful, following them, answering their every demand and request.
So, a few weeks ago we had a house guest…

Courtney Patton, one of Seth’s many Twitter connections. From Texas and in town for a convention, all the way up North, here in Ohio, she came to our door with an armful of sunflowers and wine. But we skipped the wine and went straight for the tequila.

I fell in love with her instantly and then, as she and Seth pulled out their guitars, fell in love with this song – the best break up song, ever, ever, ever and ever. Courtney is also a single mother and this song is absolutely amazing.

It’s so new it doesn’t have a name. Can you suggest a few names? Courtney is reading.

Find her elsewhere on all of her virtual spaces:

Courtney’s Website
On Facebook
On Twitter
And on Kickstarter, where she’s raising $ to record an album. You can fund her dream a bit. You can pay as little as $1.00. If you donate $10.00 you get a free download of the album when it comes out. And… you can help one single mama achieve her dream. As I write, Courtney has raised $8,173 and is less than $2,000 away from her goal of $10,000. If she doesn’t meet her goal, you get your money back. How awesome is that?


If you want to hear one of Seth’s songs, click here. Also amazing. What a fun night that was… us single parents know how to appreciate it all. What we have. Not worry about what we’ve lost. That’s when you cross over into the light and find peace again.

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Skye May 23, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Gosh! What a voice!! 🙂


yvonnewrites May 23, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Wow, heartfelt, beautiful, talent loosened and unbound by tequila, heartbreak … and love. Thanks for sharing!


Alyssa May 24, 2012 at 12:45 am

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Raine May 24, 2012 at 2:45 am

Wow! Im so in love with that song and your voice. Speaks right to my soul. I am exactly where you are. I know there is so much life, blessing and joy ahead – despite this pain. Bless your heart!


Rebecca May 24, 2012 at 7:59 am

This is an amazing song and her voice is beautiful. It’s a song where you can feel her words in your heard if you have been through the same thing and I have. Amazing!


Mary May 25, 2012 at 9:45 am

Great song, superb voice. Thank you for sharing this. Considering donating a couple of dollars, wish I could go for more.


Heather May 27, 2012 at 10:23 am

Wonderful song. Very heartfelt and moving.

For the title, I like, “Little lies and a lace kiss” or the title that you gave your post.


Pinay WAHM Blogger June 3, 2012 at 10:18 am

Wow! What a beautiful voice. I’m in love with the texture of your voice. I can really feel every emotion you put into this song. What struck me in the lyrics is “Blessing in the pain” Keep singing, girl! 🙂


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