Flower Mound Town Life Magazine May 2021

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HAVEN by Jade Kensington | photos courtesy of Bruce Latimer.


n America, there are approximately 700,000 new widows each year. And nearly 1.5 million children live in a single-parent home due to the death of a parent. Local resident Natalie Reid and her three sons—Joshua, Austin, and Brody—became

part of that statistic in August 2018 when their father, Wayne, unexpectedly died of a heart attack at the age of 47.

Natalie and her boys navigated through the unplanned

“new norm” in the weeks and months following Wayne’s death. 36 | FLOWER MOUND TOWN LIFE | MAY 2021

“But as our first Christmas quickly approached, I knew it would be too difficult to be home,” Natalie said. She had a friend who invited her and the boys to come stay in her three-bedroom apartment in New York for Christmas. All they had to do was show up, and they www.LiveLocalMagazines.com