One day my mom came to me with a very serious concern, she couldn’t stop biting her nails! She tried everything to stop but she felt that the only thing that would work is if she got acrylic nails to help deter her from the nasty habit! Now being in the beauty industry myself, I have always heard what nail salons in Erie were good, just okay, and what salons needed to be condemned as soon as possible. Everyone always seemed to talk about one place in particular, describing it as the most magical place in the Millcreek Mall (Magical Nails), and everyone seemed to talk about one person there in particular, Tuan. Number eight, the hot, spiky haired one in the back corner that does amazing designs.
So off to the mall we went. We went into the salon and both of us decided to get our nails done that day. I wish I could say that it was love at first sight but neither of us felt like that. I always thought he was cute and fun but I never thought in a million years he would ever think of me like that. I continued to go to him and we always seemed like we got along, we would laugh and talk from the moment I walked into the salon until the moment I walked out. He was a great guy and so caring about everything, I knew he was special. As the years passed, life seemed to happen to the both of us. Some good and some bad, but because the bad happened it seemed to bring us closer and closer together. We started talking more and more and soon we became inseparable.
Now, we are closer then ever and we still share that fun bond that I’ve never had with anyone else ever before. Anyone who knows the both of us, always says that we make a great couple. We both care so much about others that it’s no surprise we are as close as we are. Whenever I know I’m going to see Tuan, I know I’m going to be laughing. I could literally go on and on about how amazing he is but if you are here with us today, you already know what I am talking about. He is genuinely an amazing, caring, creative, passionate human being and I consider myself very lucky to be in his presence everyday!
I had 1 rule, “Never talk about Fight Club” I mean…”Never date a client of mine.” I made this rule up over 11 years ago. Ashley was a client of mine, therefor Ashley is a rule breaker. Now this is where I could go into telling you about our serendipitous love story but I’d quickly run out room on this page. For anyone willing to read through all of that, the book will be available soon. So to make a long story slightly less long… Like any great relationship, ours was first built on a strong foundation of friendship. It took us several years for our love to blossom, or perhaps for us to realize what was already there. When I learned how passionate and caring Ashley was, and how much fun I had just talking to her, I knew I needed her in my life.
(I know, cliche right?) After we started dating it was quite clear she was even more than I could ever imagine. I always knew she was beautiful and fun, but she also treats me like a prince. Even now, years later I can genuinely tell that she wakes up everyday with the intention of making my life easier and better. (You know, the little things.) We all know it’s easy to love when you’re happy, but she has shown me she loves me even when we are not.