Olivia "Livi" Warren
We were blessed with a perfect angel, Olivia “Livi” Renae Warren on December
22, 2004. Livi was born at 6:22 p.m. in Indianapolis, IN. She weighted 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 21 ¾ inches long.
From the start, we knew she was special.
Livi would awake each morning with a smile and carry that smile throughout the
day. You would be hard pressed to find a time when she did not have a smile on her face. Each
and every day, she would share these smiles, some with family, some with friends, some with strangers, and some with individuals
who would be considered unapproachable upon first glance. Livi’s love knew no boundaries.
It knew no ethnicity, social class, nor religion. She just loved.
Livi lived life with
wonder and joy. Every time she heard music, she stopped and danced. She appreciated
the smallest of life’s miracles, looking at and picking beautiful flowers, finding unusual rocks, and feeling the rain
against her skin. She took joy in every situation; from the happiness of finding a stick, to rainy days
spent curled up on Mommy’s lap with a pile of books, to chasing after RC cars with Daddy. Livi never
let a moment of life go unlived.
Life was an adventure to be learned from and treasured. Livi took pride
in figuring things out. Her eyes would gleam when she would learn and use a new word or when she understood
how the laser pointer worked, so she could play with her cats. She would beam when she knew what was coming
next in her favorite Baby Einstein movies and her books. When she shared her creativity and views on how
the “brick wall” at the YMCA looked like a “piano” or how the parts on her bike looked like a “puppy,”
our hearts felt as though they would burst with pride.
Olivia passed away unexpectedly on July 9, 2006 from a probable seizure and medical complications. Livi
was and continues to be our world, our driving force in this life. Even though our hearts are aching from the physical absence
of our angel, we would not trade having her in our lives even if it had to be for such a short amount of time. She was, is,
and always will be an amazing little girl. We have come to realize the best way to honor our daughter is
to try to live in a positive way, share the lessons she taught us, and spread her love and legacy.
our lives in such a short amount of time. She taught us so many lessons such as unconditional love, patience, the every day
miracles and joys of life, and selflessness. Though her time on Earth was short, she made and continues to make an immense
impact on our lives and the lives of others.
Please take a moment to help us to continue Olivia,
“Livi’s,” memory and legacy of unconditional love by living your life with purpose and meaning, live your
own legacy of love. Put people first, share a smile, reach out to those “unapproachable” individuals, and
love your family and friends unconditionally.