I am ashamed.
When I changed my calendar to reflect the date this morning, I thought, "December 7th...I'm supposed to remember something on December 7th..." Today it's been one month since the daughter of friends passed away. I've been thinking about them a lot more than usual today. If you're a praying person, please pray for them. It seemed like I was forgetting something else, though.
All morning and part of the afternoon, when life slowed down for a moment, I kept thinking that there was something I was forgetting about today. And it finally clicked! Thanks to my wonderful husband's facebook status update, I remember that it's December 7th! As in 1941. As in "a date which will live in infamy," December 7th.
And so I am ashamed that it took me this long to figure it out. Yet, I'm also a bit happy that at least some part of my brain remembered that today was historically special.
Please remember today, whether you're a citizen of the USofA or not because this date, 68 years ago, ended up affecting the greater part of this world. Pause for the lives that were lost, reflect on the valor that was shown that day and in the days that followed, and be grateful that because of the sacrifices of so many a world war was brought to an end.