To cap off an incredible week of diving on Heron Island with Audrey, and after no small amount of skullduggery with @danmacpherson’s Mum @mummaanniemac, on Thursday afternoon I managed to retrieve the ring from where it had been hiding in my camera bag over the last five weeks and slipped it on Audrey’s finger as the sun set over the South Pacific. I believe it was Aaliyah who said “If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again” and I’m glad I did – because even though it took me a while, Audrey had great patience and allowed me to go at my own pace and approach carefully – (we met at work and I had to play it super-cool, she didn’t even know our first date was a date) until I felt everything inside starting to work again and woke up one morning finding that I was in love with this wonderful woman. I couldn’t be happier to have found someone that is so kind, so caring, so much fun, so smart and yes so very beautiful. Not one to withhold information I was open with her from the start about my brain and the way it tries to tell me the sky is falling pretty much every morning, but despite this – she loves me just the same and supports me on the tough days. As Audrey has a daughter this is really a two-for-one deal and I couldn’t be more happy to not only commit to Audrey but to commit to the kid as well. This is excellent, because the kid is super smart, compassionate, super-fun, and makes me laugh all day especially when we dance around the living room and loudly sing pop songs in the car together. As for when, where, how and if I can convince @taylorhansonmusic and his brothers to come out and play the wedding party – that’s yet to come. But for now I am so happy knowing that I get to share the rest of my life with these two fantastic women.
Not only did Audrey say yes, but @heronisland is freaking amazing. We dived twice a day on the incredibly rich and diverse reef there – we even had a 3m Manta Ray come close enough for us to touch her! Turtles for days, swimming, nesting and even hatching! I finished four books, had many unplanned naps and now have a series of dates with my bicycle to work off the extra calories I indulged in. Not a bad break I say. A photo posted by Osher Günsberg (@osher_gunsberg) on