Life Update: Olaf and Sven
Lately I’ve had a difficult time focusing and settling on a meaningful post, so I am taking the easy route and sharing with you this post from my daughter’s blog. And besides, she says so well what I am feeling…
Cliche: Life can change in a moment.
Less than a year ago, my sister Leah and I were camped on her dorm room floor, snuggled up in blankets and pillows with microwaveable Chinese food in hand, watching Frozen on my sister’s laptop. Two nights in a row — we couldn’t get enough of that movie. For the rest of the year, we affectionately referred to one another as Olaf (her) and Sven (me).
She dubbed me Sven because I am slightly obsessed with both reindeer and carrots. She was Olaf because she loved his optimistic and hilarious personality; honestly, I think he’s a pretty accurate snowman-version of her personality. When we’d GoogleChat with each other during college, she’d send “carrots” for me to munch and I’d send “warm hugs” back.
This fall, we were chatting about Thanksgiving break. With my class schedule, I had the whole week off, while she only had…
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