Let it never be said that persistence does not pay off.
My mom has asked about my blog literally (in the literal sense) every time she has seen me for the past year. So here you go, mom. One year to the day, I'm starting again.
It's not surprising that I stopped. If you look at my blog roll, you will see that every adoptive parent who was blogging at the time that I started has either completely stopped or slowed to only the very occasional post. Most of us began blogging as something to do while we waited for a referral, wrote feverishly as we adjusted to our new realities as parents, and then felt less of a need as the adoption of our children became just one of many complicated parts of our lives. Also, adoption from Ethiopia has almost completely shut down, so there are few new people joining the Ethiopian adoption blog community. In fact, the only blogs I read that continue to update regularly are those by adult adoptees or those that focus on adoption as an industry rather than a personal experience. Maybe as I restart this, I'll find that my focus will change, too.
This is not just for my mom. My memory is shot, so I need to be writing things down anyway. And even though no one has commented on this blog for a long, long time, the stats say that people are still reading it, so I must have said something useful at some point, and with any luck I may do so again.