Stephen has big dreams that he’s often recounting to me. A number of them revolve around a recording studio, and some day putting his college degree to positive use. And the longer we’re here, the more those dreams capture the music of the oppressed and incorporate the lives of those around us.
His dreams are most often overwhelming to me. We’ve just arrived here, and it seems difficult to dream of another step ahead of us. I also get caught up in the practicalities of it all; that we don’t have $4000 to purchase the microphone you’d need, or even $300 for the “cheaper” one.
I’m learning, and really praying, for ways to be more of an encouragement to these dreams rather than simply a realist.
We all know that realism is really just pessimism with a better name anyway.
Here is the current glass that is just over the half mark: there is a company, Sweetwater, that sells music and recording gear. They have a monthly giveaway that Stephen keeps his eye on. September’s giveaway is a package of microphones worth $27,000–and he’s excited. He’s already registered–well, his dad has since you have to be stateside–and hoping. His mind is already turning with the possibilities this could hold.
So I’ve started praying he might win this, and I was wondering if you could, too.
And he would like to know if any of you would be willing to go register for the microphone package with a willingness to give it away 🙂
Here’s to dreaming big.