SYBIL WILKES: What about the greatest loss a parent can have? The suicide of your son had to have a tremendous impact on your marriage as well.
Absolutely. It was a very difficult time. You never expect anything like that to happen. You can deal with losing jobs or getting fired or having to move, or those kind of things. Lauren and I have lost parents. But you lose a child, it really does put a stress. You grieve, you have to grieve differently, you have to give each other space but you have to pull together. Again I think our faith in the Lord and our commitment to Christ and realizing that no matter what happens he’s going to be there directing us that’s the thing that can pull you through in that kind of situation.
What’s the plan for Valentine’s?
We’re going to see a play called Two Trains Running by August Wilson. My wife is from Pittsburgh and he writes a lot about Pittsburgh in his plays. So we’re going to see that and then go to dinner.
And then, you know what’s [happening] …(Laughs)