We are Under Lucky Stars, we make beautiful star maps showing the alignment of the stars in a place and time 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 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 Makarius T
When we thought there was no more hope and happiness, we found each other...
Each one with your own tragedy: she very sad with her mom with a terminal disease and me, weak after the end of a long relationship. Fortunately she found me on facebook, gave me attention and made me smile.
She told me about her mom and I decided to show them the sky with a telescope, just trying to make a little difference in their lives.
So I proposed and it happened in November 2017. On that night I fell in love as soon I saw her! But only on July 11th 2018 we started our special relationship.
I remember that night: I made a surprise appearance with roses, chocolates and funny words about dating. Then I asked her to be my girlfriend. She told me to wait for the answer while she had a shower.
Needless to say, I was nervous as never before (even being a guy with experience).
While I waited I saw the sky with the wonderful milky way and I thought: 'Wow! The stars' path brought me to her' and I decided to show her after one year.
That's the time now!
Published on June 21, 2019, 4:20 pm
By Maritza L
December 17th 2016 was the night my best friend asked me to be his girlfriend.
We both lived in Harlingen Tx at the time. Now my boyfriend is stationed in California and is a US Navy Sailor, while I’m still here in Harlingen finishing school.
So I got him this star chat for an anniversary gift and titled it “I love you always, forever no matter the distance”, to show no matter how hard it gets, it’ll all be worth it.
He has it hanging in his room and he’s in love with it.
Published on June 19, 2019, 7:55 am
By Jerika J
My baby boy came 3 weeks early.
I never thought I would even have a baby but I wanted to be a mother so bad. That was the moment he was born and took his first breath.
My life has been forever changed in the best way. He's 6.5 months now and absolutely my best friend!
Published on June 17, 2019, 10:39 am
By Angelo V
That night, at Disneyland, was the first time my mom and dad met.
They didn’t go to see each other, she said she and friends were just there and saw some guys, who started following and talking to them. She told me there was just a connection and they actually took a picture together that night. They met up again a few weeks later and started dating. And in July of 1973, they were married. Had a total of 4 kids and 4 grandkids through 45 years of marriage.
My dad passed away in October 2018, 5 days before his 66th birthday. So this was a gift for my mom, for the night they first met. The top caption for the map is “The night our hearts met”. She loved it and keeps it in her room near her bedside.
My dad served 20 years in the US Navy and was deployed during the first Gulf War. Retired in ‘93 and was working for the Army Recruitment Headquarters in Honolulu as a computer tech. They honored him by having a memorial service for him aboard the U.S.S. Missouri docked in Pearl Harbor.
Below is the picture of the night they first met.
Published on June 13, 2019, 5:19 pm
By Christy A.T
Dave & I met as kids at church camp attendees as we lived in the same area of the state. Then we met again as a freshman in college when a friend of his introduced us. We smiled and shared pleasantries but that was about it.
Then life happened - he went one direction and I went another and our society became more technology driven. On May 29, 2016 - 30 years later - while reviewing various posts on Facebook, I got notification of "someone you may know" and I realized it was Dave. So I "friended" him on Facebook & then sent him a private message asking if he and his family would like to get together for dinner at some point and catch up on the last 30 years. He responded and said he wasn't married but had a daughter and grandchildren. He told me he was currently working out of the country until October but would enjoy having dinner when he returned. We spent the next 5 months communicating daily through emails, texts, facebook messenger and snail mail. When he came home in October - we went out for dinner & the rest is history!
I chose to make our star chart of that 1st Facebook communication because that one message opened up the door to what has become a most wonderful friendship and life adventure filled with laughter and love! That one moment in time with that one choice to make contact has made all the difference in the world for us!
Published on June 13, 2019, 4:18 pm
By Kole T
I started dating Courtney in July of 2016.
In October of 2018, I proposed to her and she said yes. Courtney is an avid stargazer and we have taken many trips to dark deserted fields to watch shooting stars and just gaze up at their beauty. When I was looking for a wedding gift for her, I happened to see an ad for this star map that allows you to pick the time and place and have it accurately represent the stars in the sky. I knew this was what I wanted. As I was shopping I noticed y'all also had phone cases. I made a phone case at the time of our engagement and ordered the wall-hanging to be my wedding gift to her. I asked her to open the gift just before we met on our wedding day, and her tears said it all!
Thank you so much for being apart of our special story!
Published on June 13, 2019, 4:13 pm
By Ashley B
May 23 ,2015. The day my husband and I got married.
The day we proved to everyone we beat the odds against us. We were young parents and struggled to finish high school. Then my mother-in-law was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and she passed. Then I was diagnosed with an ovarian syndrome 3 months before our wedding.
I was pretty sure my husband wasn’t going to marry me at that point because I was now going to have difficulty having more children. And through everything, we got married on May 23, 2015.
On July 13, 2017, we found out we were having another baby after a long struggle and my due date was on my mother-in-laws birthday! We just celebrated our 4th anniversary this year and I saw this and ordered one because our stars really aligned in our lives.
When it arrived, I couldn't believe one of the constellations! It was two people holding hands. It truly is so beautiful and telling of our lives together. Through everything, we always stood by each other and now I get to tell this story every time someone asks ‘what is that picture?’ This has been the most meaningful gift I have given.
Published on June 13, 2019, 2:44 pm
By Lyndsay P
I chose to make a star map with this specific location and time for my Mom and Dad because that is the exact moment my little brother was born.
My Brother passed away suddenly on October 23rd, 2018 and that loss shook my whole world. I wanted my Mom and Dad to have a star map of what I call Nicky’s Stars, in that exact moment in that exact location my world changed for the better because my parents brought my little brother into this world and for that, I am forever grateful.
Below is a picture of my family, the one wearing the sunglasses is my dearly departed little Brother. My life is forever changed because of him. ❤️
Published on March 25, 2019, 7:03 am
By Blake H
It all started in 2017, my mother had a stroke and was hospitalized. A few weeks later we learned that her heart was only pumping around 15% and would need a heart transplant. After several months of being hospitalized, she received the LVAD (left ventricular assist device) on February 27th 2017.
She had the LVAD for just over 2 years until March 5th she received a call from the hospital stating they had a donor. On March 6th at 9am my mom went in for heart transplant, at 1:30pm the heart surgeons came out and let us know that everything went well and was a successful transplant!
Published on July 16, 2019, 10:52 am