Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Ok people! The time has come to begin our fundraising adventure! I have "support adoption" bracelets available for a $5 donation! Please email me or text/call if you are interested! They are super cute and for a great cause! We appreciate your help in growing our family!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

"After All"

Our first step in fundraising was completed today. We opened an Adoption Fund account. We are going to make our own monthly contributions, of course, but I feel so much better about beginning our fundraisers now that I have a secure place to deposit the funds. It's at Wells Fargo under the name Lisa Dodson Adoption Fun - I'll put the information at the end of the post! Chase said he wasn't offended that his name wasn't in the title (since we could only put the primary holders name on it) LOL!!! He's such a team player! :)

So, with our current financing road block, we've decided to ONCE AGAIN look at foster to adopt situations. A girl I work with recommended a local organization in Conroe called Homes 4 Good ( She went through them and loved it! I'm going to give them a call to check on some specifics (age, siblings, etc) before we go because we don't want to waste our time like we did with Catholic Charities. If we were millionaires, this whole process would be so much easier, but it seems that the issue of money keeps creeping up on us!

Well, my mom is coming in town tomorrow and I'm so excited to have a visitor! WOOHOO!!! And after that, every weekend through November and December is PACKED with lots of traveling - Austin, Dallas, Port much to do! Maybe all of the events will help to get my mind off of baby stuff!!!!

Here's our adoption account information for anyone interested in helping us grow our family...
Wells Fargo
Lisa Dodson Adoption Fund
Account# 6606421482
Til then.....

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Hokey Pokey"

Ok...WOW!! Today is a much better day - and although I'm not going to edit my last entry, I do apologize for my ranting. I am definitely not the one who needs to be judging others. I was being selfish and mean and I am truly sorry. I've been exploring some other options just in case our plan of going through ANLC does not come to bloom! I don't like to think of myself as an IMPATIENT person, I am an ACTION person! LOL! I can't sit around and twiddle my thumbs...I have to keep researching. I'm still sad, but that's not going to make us a family! I would appreciate you guys sending our website to anyone you know who might be thinking about adoption or if you work in a hospital or school! Our adoption website is
I'll keep you guys updated with what I find...
**I just read through some old posts and I cannot believe how much this blog has changed over the past year or so! Thank you to those who continue to read it even though sometimes I just repeat myself over and over and most of the time, I probably don't make a whole lot of sense! :) I'll be sure to edit alot when I turn it into a book! LOL! I love y'all!**

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Psalm 34:18

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit"

"Tripping Billies"

If it's not one thing, it's another. I'm ALMOST totally convinced we are just not supposed to have a baby. I can't handle anymore disappointment. I'm so depressed right now...without even thinking about it, my eyes will well up with tears. This afternoon we got the news that we were not able to get the full amount we needed for the adoption. We didn't have a back up plan. I refuse to wait a year or MORE to raise the money (which seems virtually impossible to raise that much money) and I'm just so tired. I'm tired of researching, I'm tired of getting my hopes up, I'm tired of being disappointed, I'm just plain tired. This is the same feeling I had when I found out I had cancer. I can't stop crying. I know it's mostly because I'm feeling sorry for myself.
And I'm mad. I'm so EFFING mad! We work hard for what we have...2 cars, a house, a wonderful family support, 2 really good incomes...yet we can't have a baby. Then there are those kids out there who think it's so cute to get pregnant and they can't even take care of the baby. We have to have a FBI background check, a child abuse registry check, some lady come to our house and interview us, go before a judge and come up with $25,000 to have a baby.
I know I'm better than this, but this is what I'm feeling right now. I'm so tired. This is so hard. I'm exhausted. I worry about this all day long. It's all I think about. I try to imagine not being a mother and although I know I'll be ok (WE will be ok), it hurts my heart so much! I will never forsake God and I will always believe that he has a plan for us. I'll never blame Him or turn my back on Him. I will continue to pray and lift my worries to Him and I will continue to ask you guys for prayers as well. I'm just sad. I'll get over it and by the next entry, I may be a whole different person. But for now, I'm sad.

Friday, October 15, 2010

"There's a Tear in my Beer"

SO...I had the pleasure of spending 4 hours with the lovely people of Montgomery County today as I waited to get my drivers license! With that being said, I kept myself busy...and entertained, by jotting down a few things I saw while sitting in the DPS office...
1. Cute little boy with a dinosaur on his shirt
2. More tatoos than I had EVER seen in my entire life!
3. A lady in desperate need of a pedicure...her heels made me hurt
4. A SUPER tiny hispanic baby I would have taken in a heartbeat (no...i will not be stealing a baby)
5. Four people pulling up, looking at the line and it will ever be shorter...ever!
6. A woman getting yelled at for sitting on some rocks AKA a monument. The man went so far as to call a cop over to tell her to move
7. Met the sweetest girls at the crime lab (I got my finger prints done while I was waiting)
8. A man with just 3 or 4 teeth...I almost offered my card
9. A 3 engine train with no caboose...highly disappointing
10. Some kid (2 years old) who assumed I could speak spanish
11. A REALLY bad parking job in a handicap spot...they looked just fine to me
12. A girl with GIGANTIC ear hole the kind that stretch your earlobes (have no idea what those are called)
13. A man with an ankle bracelet...and not as a voluntary accessory
14. A woman with a hole in her the seam perfectly placed along her backside
and last, but not least
15. A Bluebonnet Cafe t-shirt - SHOUT OUT TO MARBLE FALLS!!!

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."