The Most Beautiful Woman in the World
This is my wonderful, loving wife Kathleen. 
I met her in the library of the law firm of Burleson, Pate & Gibson in 1984.  My whole world lit up as soon as she walked in, and it has been so very blessed ever since then. 

She accepted my proposal of marriage on August 1, 1984, and we were married in the First United Methodist Church in Wolfe City, Texas on December 29, 1984.

Here are just a few pictures that I wanted to be able to see from any computer in the world.

I love you Kathleen.
Here she is watching our son Daniel riding in the driveway of my Grandmother's house in Wolfe City.
I just love this picture.  She is bringing in our youngest daughter Katy from the cold.  It seems to be a picture of motherhood, protecting her little ones by bringing them in from the storm.
This is also a wonderful picture.  She is walking our our youngest son Daniel to see the partially frozen pond.  It seems to be another picture of motherhood, leading her little ones in the cold and snow.
Back to Bethel Barnhouse
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.  She seeketh wool and flax and worketh willingly with her hands.  She is like the merchant's ships and she bringeth her food from afar.  She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
She considereth a field and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.  She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.  She perceiveth that her merchandise is good.  Her candle goeth not out by night.
Kathleen found the land and barn where we built the Bethel Barnhouse, and she has worked tirelessly to make it a home.
Her children arise up and call her blessed: her husband also, and he praiseth her.  Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.  Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.  Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.  She is not afraid of the snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.  She maketh herself coverings of tapestry: her clothing is silk and purple. 
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders in the land.  She maketh fine linen and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.  Strength and honor are her clothing, and she shall rejoice in time to come.  She openeth her mouth to wisdom, and in her tongue is the law of kindness.  She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 
Can't you see her beauty in our oldest daughter Amy?
~ Proverbs 31
Here are a couple of pictures from the first year of our marriage.
Click here to see how this virtuous woman grew up.