Sochi, Sonja Henje, and Adoption Synchronicities

Sonja Henje won the gold at the Olympics and was my hero.

Sonja Henje won the gold at the Olympics and was my hero.


When I was a little girl, my dream was to become a famous ice skater, like Sonja Henje. She was the daughter of a fur wholesaler in Norway and received her first pair of ice skates when she was six. At 14 she was the Norwegian Skating Champion. At 15 she would win the Olympic gold medal in Skating, a feat she would repeat in 1932 and 1936.
Like Sonja, I started skating early in life and loved it. When I wanted to take lessons in a nearby town, my mother said no. I reminded her often that I would be famous if she would have let me!
Upon meeting my birthmother 20 years ago, one of the pictures she gave me was her ice skating. I couldn’t believe it! She had the same desire as me (synchronicity). She was dressed in a silky skating outfit, trimmed with fur. It must be that my grandmother let her take lessons because she was obviously performing for something. However, she didn’t win the gold like Sonja.
Can you think of any synchronicities with your birth relatives? Please share in space provided below!
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