For Matt Delaney, class of '06 March 25, 2016 is a day he'll never forget. It's the day he asked for Jessi Waker's, class of '05 hand in marriage.
The day I proposed to Jessi, we boarded a charter bus at 5:00 A.M. for a Grand Canyon tour. She had no idea that I was hiding the engagement ring in my backpack. We made a stop at the Hoover Dam and snapped some photos and then finally reached our destination at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. We spent a few hours walking around taking in the beauty of this day. (Until I finally found the perfect spot)! Then I got down on one knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life with me! She said yes, of course! A kind onlooker actually asked us if she could take our photo! Her being unaware of the gravity of the moment made it all the more amazing and surprising. We tried our best to call all of our family after the proposal, but we were in the desert! By the end of the day we went out to dinner to celebrate. Our entire family was finally in the loop and we could begin making plans for our wedding and future together!
Congratulations Matt and Jessi. Your St. Mary's family wishes you both a lifetime of happiness.