It’s no surprise that the boxer celebrated Christmas with us. What started as an emergency placement, quickly turned to a regular placement. And he is such an easy baby, that’s fine by us! He slept until 8am yesterday! (I whisper to him that he is gonna be my favorite 😉
What was beautiful was how seamlessly he fit into our extended family’s Christmas celebration.
Now, only in the Hora house are there “presentizers”–tiny presents to open before the presents.
And only in the Hora house would we tear up at them. My parents got us an ornament with the Boxer’s name, and the tag said, “to remember.”
My mom made sure to say that the ornament was for us to keep, not send to his biological family when he returns home. He is our first “long term placement that will be reunified” and it touched me that our families understand that although we chose this, it will be difficult.