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Coming Sunday: Trinity Walker's story of 'survival mode'

Trinity and Scott Walker hold their children, Max, left, and Wren on the occasion of Max's second birthday. They chose a Hotty Toddy Ole Miss theme for the party.
Trinity and Scott Walker hold their children, Max, left, and Wren on the occasion of Max's second birthday. They chose a Hotty Toddy Ole Miss theme for the party.

OCEAN SPRINGS -- When her phone started ringing at work on Dec. 1, 2014, she knew what her husband was going to say as soon as his name flashed across the screen: It was time for Scott Walker to report to a federal prison camp in Pensacola. The Walkers knew Scott would have to surrender soon, but they were not 100 percent certain of the date.

Trinity Walker spent the next hour getting things in line before her husband would leave for more than a year -- she had to be added to personal bank accounts, business bank accounts and payroll accounts.

"He ran everything, and he ran the household," she said.

"It was very fast-paced," she said. "We didn't have time to think about it."

At the time, Trinity had never changed a light bulb or an air filter at the house. She did not have to worry about various accounts of Scott's businesses. He took care of it all.

But that was about to change.

Trinity returned to their waterfront property on East Beach and said it was eerily quiet. Her home is usually filled with the sound of Scott's voice, Thomas the Train on television, or their two sons playing with their "choo-choo" train set.

And as strange as the silence was, Trinity Walker knew she had no time to sulk. She would have to figure it out.

"Max was eight months old, and Wren was two. They were both very small. It kind of was just survival mode for me," she said. "I felt like I really didn't have time to even be sad because I had these two kids -- one of them is in preschool, and Max was just a baby, and I had a full-time job. So I just kind of went into Mom mode."

In an interview with Sun Herald, Trinity Walker tells us her story, which will post online Sunday. She talks candidly about life with Scott; creating a "new normal" with the help of family and friends while he was in prison; why one of her sons speaks with a British accent; and her thoughts about Christian Louboutin shoes, event planning and the online comments section of the Sun Herald's website and social media pages.

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