A KHOU 11 News viewer reached out to us to share his story in hopes that we could give that special someone in his life a shoutout on air.

Mark Patrick says he has been married for three years and was celebrating his anniversary on Nov. 30. He wanted to acknowledge how much he loves his wife, Kathalene, who has been instrumental in helping him raise his children, including one with Down syndrome and autism.

Mark explained that he had tried to date Kathalene when he was in the eighth grade and she was in the 10th grade. He added that two years later that their lives took separate paths.

Mark says five years ago he saw her on Facebook and that she had been divorced for several years. Mark was a widower at the time with children from his previous marriage. He said he was scared about being a single parent especially with a child with disabilities.

Mark said Kathalene came to the rescue. They have been married for three years and now live in Cypress. He added that he loves her so much, and that not just anyone would help someone raise two children.

Mark says he loves KHOU 11 News This Morning, so here’s a shoutout to the happy couple: