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 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
By Kimberly L
So a few weeks earlier, my son Owen and I were at the park when he met a new friend. They started to argue as 5 yr olds do and the other boy's father and I both said our kids names and started to laugh as his son was Rowen. The boys wanted to have more play dates.
After a few weeks of play dates for our 5 yr old boys and discovering they had the same due date - but were born about a month apart - and finding that we shared many common interests, he asked me on a date and he planned on our date being a truck bed full of blankets looking at the stars. But it was rainy that night so instead we drove around and ended up under a bridge in melrose watching the rain fall all around us.
Our conversations flowed effortlessly and a mouse ran out from under his feet and scared him; we still laugh about that! We had our first kiss there and now we go to that spot to go fishing with our boys and we sit on the same rock as we did that night; it has become our favorite spot to go for picnics; for fishing; or just to spend some time together.
I chose to get a map of what the stars would have looked like that night because even though we couldn't see the stars, they still lined up perfectly for us that night.
Published on July 15, 2019, 5:34 pm
By Sheila B
The reason for my star chart is the day my Grandson was born - his name was Phoenix Thanos Bulen.
He was born to two loving parents: my daughter and son in-law. He was only on this earth for a very short time. So when I think about him I like to look up to the stars and know he is looking down on us.
When I gave it to My daughter and her husband, it was on the anniversary of their son’s birth - it means the world to them that we keep his memories alive.
They hang it in the living room so everyone can see just how beautiful the stars were lined up the day they gave birth to an Angel.
Published on July 15, 2019, 11:57 am
By Leigh P
My husband and I met on an internet dating site and talked via text or phone for a few weeks.
He asked me to finally meet him in person and he chose to drive an hour to my hometown. We finally met for the first time in person on April 25, 2013 at 6:30pm in Tuscaloosa, AL. He proposed to me in July 2014 and since it was for both of us a second marriage, I let him plan the wedding.
It was the best thing I could do for myself, I got to relax and sit back and enjoy being a bride. We were married in his hometown (at the beach where he grew up). I have since moved across the state line to where he lives and we have been happily married since September 2014.
The place where we met holds a dear place in our hearts though and we visit it as often as we can with our busy lives.
Published on July 15, 2019, 11:40 am
By Kelly O
Back in May of 2014 I had finally gotten away from an abusive ex, I had dealt with such pain for 3 years and I was finally free - it was all so new and scary, being free and alone with my children. All I did was work and come home.
During this time I received a friend request on Facebook, my heart dropped to my stomach when I saw who it was: my high school crush Derek, who was also my ex from like 10 years ago. We had a rough breakup but, then again, we were so young.
The next morning I woke up and the friend request was gone; I'm not going to lie, I was a bit sad, but I ignored it and went about my day. The next day the friend request popped up again and this time I did not hesitate and accepted it. He messaged me and we talked for a little bit, talking about life and how we both have been.
A week had gone by and I hadn't heard from him. I was going through the emotions of a break up and trying to feel normal after getting out of such a horrible relationship.
I was posting song lyrics on Facebook that matched how I was feeling and Derek messaged me, guessing the songs' name - he asked me what was wrong, so we began talking. Then the next day we were talking, and again, until we were texting; calling; and sending cute pictures to each other - it felt like high school all over again.
So later that weekend my girlfriend called me and wanted to go to a club called Tilt, I figured 'why not?' it had been so long since I had been out. I texted Derek and told him my plans to go out with my friend, he sounded excited for me and told me to have fun.
The night of June 14th 2014 I was getting ready to to go out - I was so nervous I hadn't been out in a couple years - my previous relationship with my abusive ex never allowed it. I was so scared, I was having an anxiety attack. I avoided calling my friend til the last minute. She was supposed to just come pick me up but it was now 10:30 pm and no sign of her. So I finally called her to find out what was going on. She thought I wasn't coming cause I didn't call, so she had left her apartment and was already on her way to the club. I got off the phone and sat down next to my children in the living room. My oldest said "what are you doing? Aren't you leaving?" I replied "no, I missed my ride, I didn't really have enough gas to get there anyway".
A part of me was relieved because the thought of being around so many people was scary. So I called Derek and told him what happened, the line went silent..."what's wrong? Are you still there?" I asked. He answered, "yes! - But you have to come to Tilt tonight!", "Why?" I said, he responded "cause I'm here!". I was so shocked and confused. "What do you mean?" I asked, "I was trying to surprise you and meet u here!".
He offered to give me gas money so I could go, so I drove out to the city got to the club and as I walked through the doors and up the stairs: there he was, he was leaning up against the wall waiting for me. He looked up and smiled at me and all I could do was smile back; 'love at first sight' is an understatement for what I felt in that moment and I knew he felt it too.
I was walking on air all night, it had been 10 years since we had seen each other and even though he couldn't see it, my heart was beating a mile a minute, I was so captured by him. We danced all night, had a few drinks - it was so much fun, I hadn't felt like that in years! I don't remember who kissed who first but I remember wishing it would never end.
The club closed at 2am but we continued our night, drove to his mom's house to drop off his cousin who lived there, and ended up sitting out in his car till 5:30 in the morning, just talking - it was the best night ever. I left there feeling happy but figured we probably wouldn't see each other again, we had both just gotten out of a relationship and I wasn't rushing anything. We still continued to text and talk the days following.
4 days later, after the night at 444 central ave, we were talking on the phone and he said "I love you! I never stopped loving you, I thought about you throughout the 10 years and I don't want to lose you again" and from there on out we have been inseparable.
Our 5 year anniversary is coming up and I swear I love him like the first night, every night. I still can't believe he found me and reached out to me; I still can't believe he chose me and we are here 5 years later. That night meant everything to us and I want him to relive it as much as possible and never forget that feeling we had.
This gift meant so much to him it made him cry, it made me cry, I'm actually crying now just writing this! There is so much I can not fit on here, but we went through so much to be together and that one night, that one amazing beautiful chance of a life time night, brought me to a man I have been in love with since I was 15.
This is our story and I am so thankful for the opportunity to tell it and to relive it. ❤
Published on July 3, 2019, 3:42 pm