“I was gonna lose a little bit of my mind,” Michelle C. Ritchie told The Washington Post.
“But my husband was there and he helped me to find my voice.
I know what I want to say.
He’s my best friend and he’s my husband.”
Michelle C. and her husband, Joe C., share a manicure and pedicure, and they have been married for 12 years.
The couple, who live in Washington, D.C., met on a dating app.
Michelle C., 24, who is a graphic designer, said she and her partner decided to go to a nail salon to make up for the time they had spent away from home.
“I love it when people say, ‘Oh, you should do this,'” she said.
“Because it gives you a reason to be here.
I’m not the one who’s gonna go out and make some excuses.
I just want to make sure I’m doing it right.”
Michelle and Joe started their manicure project after Michelle, who suffers from high blood pressure, had her manicure done.
“She’s got the perfect manicure.
It’s just so simple,” Joe C. said.”
We just started to do it,” Michelle said.
After their first manicure session, Michelle said, she was “overwhelmed.”
“I feel like I’ve been through so much, and I just couldn’t believe it,” she said, adding that she felt more empowered with her manicures.
Michelle said that her husband was able to help her to be more confident.
“He’s always been my go-to guy, my inspiration, my guide,” Michelle explained.
“And he’s been like my mentor and he really made me feel like this is something I can do and that I can get it done.”
She said that the manicure was inspired by her childhood.
Michelle’s father died when she was only four years old.
The family lost everything when her father was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
She said that she learned about her dad’s illness through a friend.
Michelle started her manicuring project after the couple had both experienced miscarriages and children being born with congenital heart defects.
Michelle and her family are now looking forward to the birth of their first child.
“My mom and dad are so excited.
They are like, ‘I don’t want to see her not born, but we want to have a child,'” Michelle said of her father.”
And they’re like, okay, we want you to have the whole process of birth.
It is really going to be a beautiful thing,” Michelle added.
Michelle, a registered nurse, said that in her opinion, her manicured nails were “perfect” and “perfect for my hair.”
She added that she’s happy to share her story, but added, “I want to be as open as I can be about it.”