I’d always heard of Peaches Geldof but never really knew much about her. Until last Autumn when she faced Katie Hopkins on This Morning and held her own when talking about attachment parenting. She was a “bad girl”, gone good. At the age of 24 she was a mother of 2 beautiful boys, Astala and Phaedra.
Just last week I was reading an article in Mother & Baby about her. She was to be their monthly columnist and was introduced by Editor-in-chief Claire Irvin. Through her Instagram pictures and words, you could see just how much she loved her boys. She was quoted as saying “Since I’ve had the boys, I don’t think of the world as a negative place any more. I just have so much love. And, through my love for them, I have reborn into a better, more understanding, more patient person – I feel like an adult.” I couldn’t agree with her more, I feel exactly the same way.
Shortly after her death, Bob Geldof released the following statement on behalf of his family:
“Peaches has died,” he said. “We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. Writing ‘was’ destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever. How sad that sentence is.”
And later, her husband Thomas went on to say:
“My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons, Astala and Phaedra, and I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts every day. We shall love her forever.”
I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for her family and my thoughts and prayers are with them. I really hope her boys grow up knowing just how kick ass their mom was!! I’ll miss your honest, funny and down-to-earth columns in Mother & Baby each month. Rest In Peace Peaches Geldof.
You can read her final column here.