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How Costco Healed a Mother-Daughter Relationship

How Costco Healed a Mother-Daughter Relationship

 
By:  Mission Team March 6, 2021

A bond between a mother and daughter should be something special that can be a strong support system as life goes on. Your mother should be the one who helps you when girls at school won’t let you play with them on the playground; when in middle school, a boy you like doesn’t like you back; or as you get older, it just seems hopeless to find “the one”. This all happens mainly for one reason: the way you look and see yourself.

Your mom should be the one to give you the confidence in that because you are her daughter. She knows your heart more than anyone else in this world because she is one of the reasons you are here.

My mom and I did not really have a relationship as I was growing up. I went to school my whole life, and literally from when I was 3 until I was 18, it was all I ever knew. As I went to school, I was faced with many challenges dealing with the way I looked or if I was good enough to be a part of a certain group. Normally in those situations, you would run to your mom seeking her love, comfort, and wisdom, but that was not the case for me.

You see, I have an older sister and we are only 16 months apart, which means she experienced all these things before I did. So in most situations, my mom would be her support and I just had to reflect on what my sister’s experiences were. I never really realized that this put a huge dent in my mom and I’s relationship, but this did not become a reality for me till March of 2020 when the world shut down.


Covid became a harsh reality for our country that March when everything closed down and everyone was instructed to quarantine. At the time, I was finishing up my first year as a missionary, but my family thought it was best for me to come home and quarantine as a family; so I made the adventure back to my home. I honestly didn’t know what God had in store for me going home early, but He definitely had something big planned.

 During quarantine, I started to lose my mind being trapped in my house, as did everyone else. I soon realized that the same was happening to my mom. So we decided that to get out of the house on Fridays. When she would get off of work, we would venture to Costco. I know this seems basic and kind of normal, but for me, it was a big deal.


You may be wondering why a trip to Costco is such a big deal, well it meant for me that I finally got the one-on-one time I had always desired with my mom. Our trips consisted of us walking around and buying things we didn’t need, but it was bonding. We would walk down aisles and look at things that got us talking about dreams and goals we have. It allowed us to talk about deeper topics or how somethings caused triggers and wounds in our lives. It opened a door to where I got to see my mom in a whole new way, and it allowed her to truly care, understand, and support her daughter.

These trips allowed us to have conversations we should have had many years ago, and I believe it healed our relationship. I can now say that Costco healed my mom and I’s relationship. She is one of my best friends that I know I can lean on for anything and she can do the same back. We have formed that mother-daughter bond that should be made and cannot be broken.


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About the Author Mission TeamThe mission team is made up of writers within the HN team who serve for a time with our ministry to Awaken the World to the Power of God's Love. Through their efforts, their vision of making a world where no one suffers alone is an encouragement to many hurting people of all ages. 


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