Caleb had earlier plans. He was ready to eat at 4. While I could go back to sleep for about 45 minutes, there was a huge chance (as in, it's happened recently) that I would be just deep enough in REM that I wouldn't be able to get up at the beckoning of my alarm. Thus, throwing off my whole pleasant-Christmas-Eve-morning plan.
I made the most of my extra hour. I scanned facebook and Pinterest- although nothing had happened between 11:30pm and 4:15am. I finished the final 15 minutes of Water for Elephants (it's taken me 3 days to watch the whole movie!). And, most importantly, I invested some time in increasing my knowledge of Him.
The ladies Bible Study I participate in read these verses and I can't get them out of my head:
This weekend will be full of lots of "lots" - family, food, gifts, expectations, travel, and little sleep. I pray you will recognize and seize the opportunities given for you to steal away and increase in your knowledge of Him!
Merry Christmas Eve!
Now...on to wake four sets of sleepy blue eyes!