I came back. I never once doubted that she loved me...I don't imagine I ever will.
In my own motherhood, I've held tight to "he trusts my love the most" when my own seemingly "rejects me" and what I extend. It's not me, it's not personal.
Rather, like me, some of them need to fly a bit further from the nest...and hopefully, like I experienced, they'll trust it's still there.