We are Under Lucky Stars, we make beautiful star maps showing the alignment of the stars in a place and date chosen by you.
Everyone has that special moment in their life that is worth making into a star map.
We asked you to tell us about yours.
Here are some of our favorites stories.
By Christie W
On October 1st, 2017 at 9pm, my boyfriend Justin told me he loved me for the very first time. I responded with “Took you long enough.” We were surrounded by friends and family, and enjoying the third night of the country music festival that I practically forced him to attend with me. My sister even snappped a picture right before he said it.
Less than an hour later a gunman opened fire down on us. We were separated and apart for over an hour. As I hid, I thought back over that moment prior, when he told me that he had felt it for so long but wanted the perfect time. I was scared, thinking maybe that was the only time I would hear it from him. 58 people died that night, including a good friend of mine. We were blessed to reunite physically unharmed.
On the drive home the next morning there were no words. Until he turned to me and said: “Can we talk about how I told you I loved you, and you responded with telling me it took you long enough?” It’s the only smile I remember having and it’s the only words we spoke the entire 4.5-hour drive home.
We still tell the story. It was a defining moment for our relationship even outside of the mass shooting. We say I love you constantly and I mean it with every ounce of me, even if it took him long enough to finally admit it.
Published on March 17, 2019, 5:58 am
By Megan O'N
So this was the weird night when I met my husband.
I had just finished a 14-hour shift at a bakery, was going through a fairly nasty divorce (married far too young), and just wanted to grab a drink at the bar next door before going home to sleep and start it all over.
A friend of mine was worried about me drinking alone so he bullied me into stopping by his party instead. I'd never travelled to his place from work so I had to do some sleuthing on which bus to grab. I had never taken the route before, and after that night I never would again. Getting on the bus, I noticed a group of men in costume. This was odd but it's Chicago and I've seen weirder things; the weird part is that they looked like cartoon characters and Fred Durst. I kind of just nod but I can't place what the name of the characters are so I start mulling it over.
I grab a seat across from them as they're chatting and laughing with one another when it suddenly hits me. I lock eyes with this cute guy with a huge red beard and practically scream "Are you fucking Planeteers?!" before I realize my lips are even moving, which gets a huge burst of applause because I was right.
Turns out they're heading to a 90's party and I've managed to strike up a fairly nerdy conversation with a bearded Wheeler about cartoon themes. I didn't know it at the time, but he was being dragged to the party to get over a recent breakup, and this helped him pluck up the courage to ask for my number. I was so amused and bewildered by this insane ride that I happily gave it to him.
I got to my stop, said goodbye, told my friend's entire party about random Planeteers, and I woke up to "hey... Not sure if you remember me but I was dressed as Wheeler" the next morning.
A few months of friendship, and a finalized divorce later, we were together. We had each planned on avoiding relationships for a while but life had other plans, I guess.
Published on March 16, 2019, 7:26 am
By Tyler R
I was a freshman in college and had a crush on this beautiful girl in one of my classes...
Every day I tried to spark up some sort of conversation in hopes that she would be interested in going on a date. Unfortunately, she never really seemed interested in chatting for longer than a minute or so. I couldn't tell if she was simply just shy or completely unimpressed. But I remained persistent, and to be honest, I wasn't really sure why. I was the kind of guy who would laugh at people who said they "fell in love at first sight." What a bunch of bologna, right? But then I felt something; something I couldn't explain. Every time I walked into that classroom I got butterflies, because I knew that I would get to see her again. I knew that for those couple of minutes when we were engaged in whatever silly discussion, I'd go back to feeling like I'm on cloud nine regardless of what was going on in my life.
About half-way through the semester, my dreams began to come to fruition. We would take water breaks together and talk about things like sports, hobbies, and our families. Then one night, I mustered up the courage to ask her on a date. I stood in front of the mirror in the college bathroom, checked my hair and teeth, gave myself a pep talk, and went for it. But as I walked back into class, I saw her yawning and nearly falling asleep at her desk. I sat down and asked her why she was so tired. She told me all about the crazy things going on in her life and how she just needed to focus on passing this physics class so that she can stay on track to graduate in a couple of years. Jokingly, I said: "we should just go get you an energy drink or something!" To my surprise, she had never had an energy drink before and thought that might be a good idea. So we hopped into my car and drove to the closest gas station. They say time flies when you're having fun; well before we knew it, we had spent an hour or so in the car talking about everything sentimental and deep in our lives: our passions, our dreams, our future. We joked that our hopes of making it back to class in time were long gone and decided to get to know each other a little bit more. We found a back-country road, put the convertible top down, and spent the rest of the evening gazing at the magnificent star scape above us as we continued to learn more and more about how we were destined to be together. Through laughter and tears, and with our caffeine and dopamine levels off the charts, we both found ourselves realizing what love at first sight really means.
I thought she was just giving me the cold shoulder, but it turns out, she was just as nervous as I was. And now, I'm married to that girl with a beautiful three year old boy and plans for number two right around the corner. We are forever grateful to have a visualized cosmic star map from that night, printed on an incredible work of art, for everyone to see.
Thank you Under Lucky Stars, because of you, we get to relive the most amazing moment of our lives. Every. Single. Day.
Published on June 21, 2019, 4:29 pm
By Brittany L.
The date on my Star Map was the day I met my future husband.
My friend and I had gone to the San Antonio Riverwalk after attending a fraternity formal with some friends of ours. There my friend and I met a group of Air Force officers and began to hang out with them.
After everything closed, they invited us to Denny’s. One guy in particular melted me with his wit, bright smile and green eyes. At the end of the night he asked for my number, but said he didn’t have a cell phone and was moving the next day. I was really disappointed that this amazing man I had felt such a connection with, must have been feeding me a line!
However, the next day as I walked in my apartment back in Waco, the phone rang. He was calling to tell me what a great time he had. We met up one other time in San Antonio for our magical first date before he left for survival training.
Then in January, he was supposed to come visit me in Waco, but I was hospitalized for several days with complications from pneumonia. This guy, who I’d only met twice before, drove from Del Rio to Waco and stayed in the creepy basement of the hospital and visited me daily. While I was admitted he went on dates with my dad!
He still makes me laugh and makes my heart skip a beat 19 years and 4 beautiful babies later.
Published on June 14, 2019, 5:38 pm
By Joe P
Joe and Jasmine have known each other since middle school at Haysville Junior High and went on to Campus High School together, graduating a couple of years apart (2002 & 2004). Although they were not close friends, they were friendly with each other over the years.
Fast forward to 2015 and the two become closer and talk more often. In 2016 both were going through some life changes and became nearly inseparable, easy to say “best friends”. The two would meet up to talk about life changes, grab tacos on taco Tuesday, check out random local night scenes, and seek out the best coffee they could find. A few vacations as great friends making great memories.
April 21st, 2018 started like any other night. Dancing, shots, hookah, and tons of laughs. The two were out with friends and the night turned into the next day. While having a private conversation about “Who knows what” in a friends laundry room, Jasmine felt something - a spark, and leaned in without welcome and kissed Joe. He immediately asked, “Where did that come from?”. “It came from the heart,” she replied. Slowly and cautiously their worlds changed. Almost a year later the two have blossomed a beautiful and lasting relationship, continuing to grow and love one another deeply.
That night is a forever reminder of the blessing of change between the two. How friendship turned into a “perfect” relationship.
Published on March 17, 2019, 11:34 am
By Amanda LeBouef
I ordered my Star Map for my mother for Mother’s Day, since my previous order blew me away, and once again I was not disappointed and the gift left her and I both in tears.
My mom didn’t give me life by carrying me or giving birth to me, no she gave me life by taking in a 10 day old infant born to an addict. She then adopted me and by being so selfless and loving she GAVE me the chance to have a life!
This woman has been my rock and even during her battle with cancer, when I thought I was being strong for her, I was wrong she was the strong one, holding me and the family together.
I was only able to get a picture of the moment I gave her the map, attempting to avoid close contact because I am a nurse and could possibly transfer COVID infection to her, but the picture says it all. Many tears were shed by her and I when she saw it and realized exactly what it was, but the tears were of happiness. The map is of a heart with the title of “Legally yours day 02/19/1991”, the day that the adoption was finalized after many years of battling for it.
Under the heart has the lines:
“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I am living my mommy you’ll be”
from the children’s book written by Robert Munsch. She read this book to me, I read it to my children and have realized through the years just how true those lines are.
Published on May 17, 2020, 12:41 pm
By Robert N
Mellisa and I started out as roommates 20 years ago... Well, that is, she was dating and staying with one of my roommates. For 3 years.. long complicated story. My friend she was dating proved to be someone of an immoral character I no longer wanted to associate with. Mellisa and I still remained best friends... she would come to me with horrific dating stories and set me up with one of her coworkers or friends that would end up being even more horrifying then hers!
She was there when my son was born in 2003... I was there when her daughter was born in 2004.
In 2008 we had a discussion about how she had had a huge crush on me ... and I reciprocated that I had had a huge crush on her... she was mad at me... she said "I threw myself at you and you showed no interest". My explication was it was shortly after her ex and he was my friend so man law prohibits chasing after said friends ex... doesn't everyone know this? Well no is the answer apparently. She said he's no longer a friend and we should try it out... I told her yes.. but wanted her to know from jump..I would under no circumstances...ever ... and I mean never get married again...with the stipulations we will always remain best friends.
Flash forward one year. I have a health scare that... I thought was going to be terminal and it changed my perspective on life...I didn't want to die alone and I couldn't think of anyone better to spend my life with then my best friend. Soooo I planned a trip to Vegas... having asked her dad's permission to marry his daughter beforehand.
We landed in Vegas...She asked what did I want to do?.. I said "we can go get married." She wasn't happy... she said "I know you think you're funny but I want to spend the rest of my life as your wife more than anything... so your joke is not funny to me." We woke up the next day...and she asks... "so what do you want to do today?"... My response is ... you guessed it, "we can go get married!" She says "I asked you not to do that... it hurts my heart when you joke like that please don't do it again!"
Flash forward to mid day the next day... "What is this place?... Where are we going?" I reply "Well we can go get married"...She lost it!! Words that would make a sailor blush! ... Hates me... She doesn't understand how I can be so mean..!! I get on one knee and say... "this is the building we have to get our marriage license. We have an appointment at 3pm to get fitted for rings.. You need a dress and we have an appointment at 7pm to get married... If you would do me the honor of being your husband." A lot of those watching on the live streaming said under their breath we would never make it.
Flash forward 11 years... making it through miscarriages...her cancer...my cancer.. surgeries... hysterectomies.. so giving up on her dream to have a child together. Me losing my job on returning from Vegas her losing her job 6 months later... ex's interference... law battles for protective custody of our children...deaths in the family.. we never had an easy year.
20 Feb 2020 was our 11 year anniversary...
On 27 Feb 2020 she was killed.... stopping to help another on the side of the road. My best friend is gone forever and I wanted a reminder of the happiest day of our lives and the day she almost killed me.
That's our story... I want you all to know true love still exists in the shit world.
Thank you for listening to our story. Now go home... hug and kiss your loved ones because time is fleeting.
Live like we did...
LOVE IS LOVE
It's not a thing ...till its a thing.
Do something kind this week.
Don't say anything you will regret tomorrow.
There is no such thing as too many I LOVE YOU's....
and marry your best friend.
I wish you to live your best lives.
Published on March 18, 2020, 10:23 am
By Dylan M
I started my new adventure with my Best Friend.
We met in college and started dating our senior year. Everything just happened to fall into place. She’s a nurse so I surprised her with the anatomical heart map for our anniversary.
She's my World so I thought one of the best ways to show her was using Unde Lucky Stars.
Published on November 27, 2019, 2:05 pm
By Agnes C.
My boyfriend and I met a year and a half ago through a group on Facebook. He had interest in applying for Cambridge's IELTS test and I, as an English teacher, wanted to help him and some other people who were studying for it. So I created a WhatsApp group, where we shared information about ourselves, our hometowns, among other things, while practicing English.
Ever since day one we felt such closeness that we had never felt before with anyone else so, in a matter of days, we were inseparable, texting each other 24/7 and when we couldn't, that was all we could think about. There was one detail though, he lived in Egypt and I, in Brazil. We spent the whole year of 2018 trying to get together, but due to visa complications, vacation denial, and so many other things we could only get together in December.
And that was when it happened, in December 6th of 2018 we met for the first time in Dubai, UAE. After many smiles and tears over the phone, after dealing with time difference (6h), after overcoming problems that wouldn't have happened if we were closer, love won and we finally got together.
It was absolutely magical, unbelievable at first sight. When I saw him (holding a beautiful bouquet) at the airport, I sprinted towards him and he took me in his arms saying "I can't believe it". I couldn't believe it either, after all that time, I was trying to convince myself that he was real and that the reality was right there in front of me, holding me, looking me in the eye, with a huge smile.
That was absolutely the best night of my life, that's why I wanted to perpetuate that special moment on the stars, on the poster from Under Lucky Stars. It was absolutely the best gift I could give him, an eternal memory of the moment we, at last, came face to face with each other, making that night - the first of our forever - everlasting.
Published on November 27, 2019, 2:04 pm
I met my one and only 3 months prior to this moment, but it wasn't meant to be then, and that moment marks the exact moment when we found each other again and started talking.
After 3 months the right moment came, as I looked in her lovely, big, green emerald eyes; saw her smiling, we talked and talked and then we continued to talk on the phone and online, and just after 3 days I was telling myself that she can't be true - I am dreaming, she is way to perfect for me (also, she was thinking the same thing :)) )
I never felt anything like that before and oh boy, have I been searching for that feeling without knowing what it feels like - but I found it eventually, it was exhilarating.
I felt how my soul was being filled with love; with warmth; with extreme joy; with calmness - I felt like I was coming home after a very long time and I still feel this way, even to this day.
It takes just her voice to make everything better. I can't even begin to explain how after all this time, when she wakes up and looks at me, she has a little sparkle in her eyes and her face lights up my room - my day, my life, no matter how exhausted I feel or cranky.
Even when she sleeps and I am working, I like to stop now and then to look at her, to just look at her beauty; at how perfect she is to me and, even though she is lying there dreaming, I can still feel her love for me and I feel like the most lucky guy in the world.
When I'm with her it feels like winning the lottery every single day. Even when we have an argument here and there, we can't really stay mad at each other for too long.
I break down when I see her upset; I can't see an angel upset, she was my gift from the above, my other half - to upset her feels like stabbing myself in the heart and it hurts more than I can describe with mere words. We make up fast, cause just being there we can't help but hugging, kissing, making each other laugh.
Even from that day, that moment that all started on my birthday, FYI, that's why I call her my absolute gift or my gift from above, cause I had a hard life and it all turned 180 degrees on that moment - all my life had meaning, everything fell into place, there were no more struggles; no more sadness; no more bad stuff; just a never-ending fairy tale and it's all thanks to this perfectly beautiful, crazy, loving girl <3 .
So that's why I chose that moment, it was the moment that my life changed forever; it was the moment I became whole again; the moment I understood why it never worked before with anyone else: because they were making room in my life for my forever love. <3
Published on June 21, 2019, 5:21 pm