by Sarah Villafranco, MD /

Moments in time:
your hand in mine.
Small and bony, fingers long -
though mine was bigger, yours was so strong.
Not a moment in life where it didn’t belong.
Moments in time:
your hand in mine.
From a little girl seeking your brown eyes up there
to the sobs in your lap as you stroked my wet hair.
Some memories frantic, some blissfully lazy.
Our hands stay in focus, while the rest becomes hazy.
Moments in time:
your hand in mine.
Our fingers laced and so perfectly spaced.
That feeling – still in me – years haven’t erased.
How you passed me, each time, just a wisp of your grace.
Moments in time:
your hand in mine.
We gripped firmly when life brought us reasons to grieve,
as we did when we laughed till we practically peed.
And the very last time, as your soul was set free,
with my head on your chest
while you took your last breath
and my aching hand pleaded for one final squeeze.
Moments in time:
their hands now in mine.
Little ones that slide oh so gently in place.
Tiny fingers that fit, but can never replace.
They don’t even know how quickly they’ll grow,
and how fast it can go -
but I do, so I slow
myself down.
I breathe as I tighten my grip.
This precious phase is a passing ship.
I feel their soft skin.
I let their light in,
where it mingles with yours,
still alive in my pores.
And I feel your deep beauty infusing their cores.
Moments in time:
your hand in mine.
How I wish,
how I yearn,
how I thirst,
how I pine
for a little black button
labeled, simply,

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@Kristi – You are growing a human. Isn’t it kind of unbelievable when you stop to think about it? Thanks for being part of the Osmia community. Good luck with the birth, and with introducing the alien to your daughter! XOXO, Sarah.

Sarah Villafranco, MD on March 05, 2015

Oh my how this made me just cry! As my 21 month old daughter sleeps beside me and my 35 week unborn son moves about my belly! I pray every day I will live till my 90’s healthy and strong physically and mentally to be here for my most precious treasures in life! I am a new customer to your products and a new fan and follower of yours. You are an amazing woman! Inspirational! Thank you…. I admire you.

Kristi Leyva on March 04, 2015


Recently started following you blog – really appreciate the unique content as well as the natural products. Beautiful poem here. It’s true that memories are precious and sometimes we just want a rewind button to experience it all over again! Thank you for sharing this!


Carlos Alvarez on December 07, 2014

So beautiful…I teared up reading this. Time is so precious, fleeting, and yes…I often wish I can push rewind. Thanks for letting me relive the beautiful memories of my mom too. This is a special poem. Thank you =)

Nicole on July 09, 2014