Our second "family exit" photo of 2013.
Here is one of many of Jaya's nurses who came to say good-bye.
With Grandma out in the real world!
A little known fact about Jaya's day of birth last March 31st is that, in addition to being Easter, it was also baseball's Opening Day. One more reason Jaya's Dad thinks Opening Day is the best day of the year.
So it was only fitting that, on the day that the baseball season ended, so did our second stint in the UCLA's hospital.
Infant daughter's heart surgery complete and successful? Check.
This was also the year UCLA baseball won the NCAA championship - not sure how that fits exactly but it's on the same theme.
Jaya's heart has long since been beating with the best of 'em, but it was the fluid in her lungs that kept us in the Pediatric ICU longer than expected. Today was day four of no fluid in the lungs, which led even the most cautious of doctors to declare our little girl "Healed and ready to go home!"
Once again, our hearts overflow with thanksgiving and gratitude. What a 2013 it's been.
Now back to Santa Barbara for about a month, a December of travel and, as long as everything stays strong and healthy for Jaya, back to India in early January.
Thanks for all the love and prayers, Team Jaya. We did it!