Jayson Madson

After 37-Years, Husband Re-Proposes To Terminally Ill Wife

April 17, 2018
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By Kayla Jardine/Joe Cingrana

--"If by chance I ask you to marry me again, would you?"
--"Yes, you big idiot!"

Greg Madson never liked the way he proposed to his wife Sherri back in 1981, and he recently seized an opportunity to make a do-over with the help of his family.

Greg's wife Sherri Madsen was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer earlier this year and the couple from Tremonton, Utah is fighting the disease every day together. To show the mother of his five children just how much she means to him, Greg and his family planned a surprise in the park for her using chalk on the sidewalk, and a ring tied to a tree!

Greg re-proposed to his loving wife, surrounded by their friends and family -- creating a beautiful moment showing just how strong their love is, and that it’s never too late for a do-over.

The couple's 34-year-old son, Jayson, tells Radio.com that when his father first proposed as teenagers, "he basically walked into the basement of her parent's house and handed her the ring saying 'here you go.'" As he got older - and more mature - Jayson says his father realized the proposal was not done in the special way that Sherri deserved. 

"I thought that my dad did it just right. I think it was incredibly sweet and special, even if my mom is very stubborn and doesn't want to be the center of attention. It was a very sweet memory that all of us will cherish forever."