Have you read the parable, ‘The Return of the Prodigal Son’?
For a summary, read as follows,
Jesus tells the story of a man who has two sons. The younger son asks his father to give him his portion of the family estate as an early inheritance. Once received, the son promptly sets off on a long journey to a distant land and begins to waste his fortune on wild living. When the money runs out, a severe famine hits the country and the son finds himself in dire circumstances. He takes a job feeding pigs. He is so destitute that he even longs to eat the food assigned to the pigs.
The young man finally comes to his senses, remembering his father. In humility, he recognizes his foolishness, decides to return to his father and ask for forgiveness and mercy. The father who had been watching and waiting, receives his son back with open arms of compassion. He is overjoyed by the return of his lost son! Immediately the father turns to his servants and asks them to prepare a giant feast in celebration. – http://christianity.about.com/od/biblestorysummaries/p/prodigalson.htm
Prodigal – 1. recklessly wasteful or extravagant, as in disposing of goods or money.
… And so the daughter did return but it wasn’t that she had been prodigal but somewhere had gotten lost or gone away. But she returned and realised that everything around her was the same but she wasn’t. She no longer belonged but she neither belonged in her present place. She sure was lost.