First of all, don’t worry, friends — there’s absolutely no need to adjust your Web browser. No, you haven’t time-traveled back to 2013. It’s just me who’s catching up with the rest of the world. Why, you ask? Because I’ve discovered the sheer magic of Frozen over the weekend! Seriously, have I been living under a rock for the last four years…or in a secluded castle surrounded by ice (see what I did there?)? I really feel like I need to make up for lost times here, so consider this a long-overdue love letter to Frozen…
I’ll admit that I was a bit apprehensive going into the film. My mom had seen it and hated it, but this was on a school bus with 75+ children on a class trip, so maybe that wasn’t the optimal condition in which to enjoy the film.
I decided to make Frozen my Saturday night movie. Sure, you might think that’s a bit lame for a 35-year-old, but I felt #noshame whatsoever; my heart beats strong for all things Disney, so I figured Elsa and Anna would most definitely be my home girls.
It turns out I was right.
Everything about the film — the songs! The scenery! The clothes! The adorableness of Olaf! — put a huge smile on my face. Everything. Honestly, I found myself grinning from ear to ear by the time Anna found herself speeding through the snowy forest to beg Elsa to come out of exile. I was moved, to say the least — and I say this with no hint of irony whatsoever.
But what moved me even more? The heartfelt story. Because the more I watched the film, the more I realized that this was, surprisingly, my story too. I could truly identify with Elsa and Anna. I mean, they were sisters. They were incredibly close. Their parents died when they were young. And they went through a period where Elsa began pulling away, which just completely broke Anna’s heart. They didn’t have easy lives, but you know what? They got through it and were even closer in the end.
And about that ending, where it turns out that the act of true love was Anna saving her sister???
I ALMOST CRIED, PEOPLE!!!!
You go into it thinking that some valiant prince is going to be the big hero who saves the day. I mean, it IS a Disney movie, after all, so you just assume that. And then, you find out that it’s a sister’s love for her sister that saves the day and, well, that ends up meaning everything to you! I applaud Disney for going outside the box with this one and showing that romantic love doesn’t have to always be the be all and end all, you know? There are all types of different loves out there and all of them are important. Here’s a film that isn’t all about romantic love or finding your prince. At its heart, it’s a story about the power of sisters and knowing that your sister is there for you. I was so glad the film showed that!
I’ve decided that Janelle is the Elsa to my Anna…it just fits!! And I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I’m writing this post on National Sibling Day, do you? #SisterGoals
So, friends, be sure to go and hug your siblings today! Tell them just how much you love them and how grateful you are to have them in your life. I’m sure they’ll appreciate it! Because time…it just moves far too fast. Don’t wait until it’s too late… xoxo