This will be a very short post, I just wanted to try and unscramble my thoughts about the past week and the grief I have felt for a virtual stranger.
It has been a week since we learned of the news that Peaches Geldof passed away. I have not been able to get it out of my head, and have been so upset and dreamt about it a lot.
I followed Peaches on Instagram and Twitter as I am sure a lot of people did. She was so personable and as a mother myself, I felt a connection to her, especially as she parented in a similar way to me, being an advocate for Attachment Parenting - possibly made more "public" by her now famous debate on 'This Morning' with that god-awful woman Katie Hopkins (video here: http://youtu.be/kY3v2KQkGmE) for which she explains it very well.
She was a likeable lady, and clearly a wonderful mother two her two adorable sons Pheadra and Astala. She uploaded lovely photos of her sons (and pets) proudly, and interacted with her followers. She just seemed like another one of my mummy friends, although we had not met in person.
I think the news hit me particularly hard, as it did many, as I am a mother. My son is approx 6 months younger than her oldest, and 6 months older than her youngest son. The thought of Jack being without me, at a young age, destroys me. How to you explain to two babies what has happened to their mummy? They have no concept of time, they only know their mum's comfort, especially as Peaches co-slept with her children. All I can visualise is those lovely boys crying for their mummy. I am sure all the mothers hugged their babies ever so more tightly last week and beyond.
We should remember to always be grateful for what we have.
Rest in peace little one. My thoughts are with your family always. x