Christmas at the Player Place

This past weekend, i had the great pleasure of traveling to San Antonio, to visit with two good friends and wonderful souls, David and Beth Player. i’ve been very fortunate to be in their home on previous occasions, love their kids (Amy/Rob, Nat/Kelly, Heidi, Dan/Sylvia) and always return home refreshed, thankful, and challenged to live life more fully as a result of my time with them.
David and Beth own, care for, and live on about 30 beautiful, well-groomed acres in San Antonio, a haven in the city that they have generously shared with thousands of friends and visitors over the years. i was there this time to play belatedly for Beth’s birthday at a gathering of friends on Saturday night but had the added gift of joining the immediate family for supper on Friday evening. i stayed on the grounds of the ‘compound’ in a room that, at present, doubles as space for storing many of the Player’s Christmas decorations.
So ….
In the half hour or so that i had between arriving and meeting the others for supper at Beth and David’s house, i wrote a song, which i sang for them after the meal, about my room and all those decoration. Usually, songs like that have a life span of one performance. But yesterday i went to the studio and, for fun, recorded a bare bones rendition of it. Enjoy.
PS – listening back to the song just now, i think i should have said, instead of “perhaps too soon,” “none too soon.” Is Advent really ever out of season?
PS2 – Nat or Dan, if y’all have a photo from the weekend, email it to me and i’ll post it to the site?

To hear the song, click on the URL line below:
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