Today Peaches Geldof's last column for the magazine Mother & Baby has been published, where she reveals that she “had the perfect life” thanks to her children. It is a haunting and incredibly poignant read as Peaches explains how having children gave her stability and saved her from being lost in a "haze of youth and no responsibilities."
The column begins with Peaches writing: "Before having two fat little cherubs under two (who expect attention and military-esque devotion to their every need 24 hours a day), I lived a life of wanton wanderlust." She continues: "Other than work, there was nothing stopping me from having constant fun. But it was becoming boring. I wanted an anchor – I craved it. And, when I had two wailing, smiling, joyful little blobs of waddling pink flesh, they became my entire existence, and saved me from one of pure apathy."
She describes how her five closest friends stood by her and were understanding about her new responsibilities as a mother, while 'many others revealed themselves to be of the fair-weather variety. Once I couldn’t go out, due to the aforementioned little wailers, they didn’t want to know.' However she explains that she eventually felt sorry for the friends who treated her badly, as she had it all.
Peaches describes one occasion when Astala gave her a drawing and said '‘Narny (what he calls himself) draw Mama. Narny love Mama’. She writes that: 'In that magic moment, all my doubts were erased. Everything else was nothingness and it just… didn’t matter. I had the perfect life – two beautiful babies who loved me more than anything. It was, and is, bliss.' The column ends with these two simple, but such sad, statements: 'Right now life is good. And being a mum is the best part of it.'
Mother & Baby published the piece as a tribute to Peaches, with the blessing of her family. Read Peaches' column on Mother & Baby.