Love this quote from A Time to Surrender by Sally John and Gary Smalley:
"Claire smiled. When she told Max she hoped the "boomerangs" would never leave for good, she only half teased. Yes, the kids needed to spread their wings and fly, but the thing was, her mama's heart sang whenever one of them paid a visit to the nest. Arias resounded if they stayed overnight. Entire operas poured forth if all of them were there together at the same time."
I can relate to Claire. I only have one that has officially flown the nest yet. Another was gone for a while but is back and forth right now. Another will be spreading her wings in a year or so. I love watching them spread their wings and fly, but I also love when they decide to fly back to the nest for a visit, and there's nothing better than having them all here together at the same time. I don't think that will ever change.