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 Jamie O
The date and time I chose for the star map was very special for many reasons.
It was our first date, we were celebrating his achievement of getting his G.E.D, and it signifies the day I reopened my wounded heart after a tragedy.
My late husband was everything I wanted and our relationship was strong and beautiful. When he died it was like half of myself had died as well. I thought that I wouldn't know a love like that until I was reunited with him in heaven. Then I met Michael.
Michael had quit high school to help his disabled parents care for his ill grandparents. His income at 17 years old had been the only income in a household of five people. After his grandparents passed and his mother's health had worsened he continued working. He hadn't had the opportunity to complete his G.E.D. and eventually just put that thought on the back burner. When he and I became friends we talked about the hope's for the future, our sorrows, and encouraged each other to move forward in our lives. A few months into our friendship he took the course and passed his G.E.D test.
I wanted to take him out to celebrate! I worked until 9 p.m so I asked him to meet me at a Texas Coral for some fried pickles. We sat in the restaurant talking and laughing for 2 hours only ordering the pickles and a brownie alamode. We decided that the wait staff must think we're crazy but didn't want to end the evening, so we went to a local beach. We walked in the sand talking, learning about each other.
At first, because of my grief, I missed it but on the beach there it was! That spark, the feeling you get deep down in your gut when you've met someone who will change your life forever. I saw him! This patient, kind-hearted, handsome gentleman and like magic my heart fluttered with hope.
We took things slowly but fell madly in love. He is my daughter's best friend and we couldn't be happier. I can't wait to give him this star map on our wedding day this July 20th. I know he'll love it just as much as I do.
Published on June 13, 2019, 6:25 pm
By Joanna S
My life had been shattered before when my wife tragically and unexpectedly passed away.
After the passage of some time, I reached out to an old high school friend about a recipe she had posted on social media. That recipe was the start of the formation of a beautiful friendship. As we talked, I learned that three and a half years ago, her life fell apart when her then-husband confessed to having an extramarital affair with her closest friend.
Her divorce has shattered her heart and her trust in others. We would spend hours texting or talking on the phone about our lives, our journeys and of course, our children. Our friendship became healing to both of us and we started spending more time together. As our friendship grew stronger, she met my son for the first time at Blackwater Falls State Park in April 2018.
She had suggested I take him there for a weekend trip to soak in nature and escape the stress of life and loss. I insisted she drive up for the day after her son's spring football game so that she could meet my son and find an escape for herself for a few hours. We had an amazing time. (As a side note I met her son a few months later when she felt he was ready). We returned to Blackwater Falls several times over the spring, summer, and fall of 2018 where we enjoyed hiking and taking in the beauty of the great State of West Virginia.
Our favorite spot became Lindy Point, an absolutely gorgeous overlook above the Blackwater Canyon. It was at Lindy Point in May 2018 that we both realized we had fallen in love with one another; however, neither of us would reveal our love to the other right away.
We returned to Blackwater Falls State Park and our beloved Lindy Point on September 14, 2018. While taking in the scenery, I turned to the woman who had not only become my best friend and healed my heart, but had become the woman I had fallen completely in love with. As we stood in our spot, I expressed my love for her (and her son). I expressed to her that she was my future and that I would be honored if she would marry me so that we could spend the rest of our lives loving each other.
She said "yes." We will return to Blackwater Falls State Park on June 15, 2019, to get married among the mountains where we fell in love surrounded by our children and our closest family and friends.
Published on June 13, 2019, 4:34 pm
By Cal H
So, on the 9th of May, I met my boyfriend for the first time in years, quite funny actually as he stepped out in front of my car and I nearly hit him.
But I bought the star chart for our anniversary and we both are in love with astronomy and the stars. Neither of us had it easy with relationships in the past but when we met it felt like it was meant to be.
I wished on every shooting star for us to meet and become something great... and we did!
Published on June 13, 2019, 2:55 pm
By Ximena V
It is the date of birth of MY PERSON, the one who calls to talk about everything, he was by my side through the good and the bad, the happy and the sad, and the rollercoaster ride of life.
He was my boyfriend since high school to college, he was my best friend through the time, the one who made my happiest days in my life.
He passed away in February this year in a horrible accident, I decide to make the map of his birth because I need to remember him, the meaning of being someone’s person, like a promise.
- You’re my person. And on that day you realize that no bond compares to the one we have, I will be your person when you come back. No matter how many years pass or the harsh words that are exchanged, you’re my person. I will welcome you back with open arms and a warm smile.
Friends come and go, but your person is supposed to stay by your side through thick and thin. Being someone’s person is not just something you say, it is something you promise. You promise to always support them, love them, and be their person until the end of time. Hold on to your person for as long as possible.
We’re friends, real friends. And that means, no matter how long it takes, when you finally do decide to look back in afterlife, I’ll still be here. I’m your person.-
Published on June 13, 2019, 2:53 pm
By Cristina H
This was the date and time my husband and I met each other.
Silly story, but we actually met in Defensive Driving School. We joke saying it was the most expensive first date ever. We went out to lunch that day and immediately connected. I knew within a week I was going to marry him. I was 18 and he was 21.
Nearly 16 years later, almost 14 of them married, and we are still going STRONG!
Published on June 13, 2019, 2:51 pm
By Thongdam C
On April 23, 2019, I married the love of my life.
We met in 1996, and I knew then, at the ripe young age of 17 that she was the one for me. She was not so sure yet, and was too busy chasing girls. Life took it's course and we went our separate ways. All along, I told everyone I met that I knew that if there was one person I truly belonged with, it was her. I hurt many girlfriends' hearts by admitting that I would only ever be IN LOVE with her. She is now and has always been my person.
In 2015, we reconnected and she proposed to me on her birthday, November 24, 2016. Life's obstacles got in our way, and we again postponed our wedding.
This year was THE YEAR. We finally made it to Las Vegas, just the two of us. We searched for the best Elvis impersonator to marry us, and as planned, we got married on my grandparent's 64th wedding anniversary.
It was the best day of my live, hands down. I am so proud to be her wife. It only took us 23 years!
Published on June 13, 2019, 2:36 pm
By David S
This is where I met the love of my life and future wife, Kathy.
We had both previously been married and gone through a divorce. We also both had custody of our children, she had a boy and a girl and I also had a boy and a girl. We had both promised our kids a trip to the beach, little did I know that this trip would change everyone's life.
I arrived at Zuma beach with my two children around 10:00am driving around the parking lot trying to find a spot. The first spot I found was too far away from the restrooms, so I looked for a spot closer to them, I did. I pulled into a spot and the kids ran down to the ocean to get wet while I unloaded our chairs and blanket. At around 11:00 I noticed my children were playing with two other children, when a beautiful woman walked up to me and asked if it was ok for her kids to be playing with my kids and if we were hungry. I asked her to join me on the blanket and she brought over some food and all of us sat down to have some lunch. As the kids resumed playing in the water, Kathy and I just sat and talked for several hours, until it started to get late and we all had to leave. As we packed up our belongings and walked to the parking lot, I asked her for her phone number, which she gave me. To our surprise, we were actually parked next to each other in the lot, go figure the odds on that.
I know you're supposed to wait a few days before you call a woman you just met, but I just couldn't wait, and I called her as soon as I got home to ask her out to dinner, she accepted my invitation. The following Friday, we met for dinner and had a wonderful night.
A week later she moved in with me, which was the beginning of a new life together that lasted 30+ wonderful years.
I still go to the spot we met to remember the great times we had together, until she passed away from a surgery accident.
Published on March 25, 2019, 6:41 am
On this very special moment, my little baby girl was born. As someone who always lived the free life and never had any interest in kids, I was a little reluctant. How wrong could I be...
From the moment I looked into her eyes and felt her in my arms, my life totally changed. The feelings I got were so overwhelming, words cannot describe them.
Since then she completely changed my way of living, my ideas, my behaviour and my thoughts. She made me a better version of myself and I will always be grateful for that.
When I came across Under Lucky Stars, I thought that this was the perfect commemoration for this moment.
I gave it to her with these words handwritten on a card and had her decide where to put it up. She wanted it above the dinner table. Every evening, when we enjoy our dinner together, we look at it and remind ourselves how grateful we are to have each other.
Published on March 22, 2019, 9:46 am
By Tanya S
The day was like any other day and the evening went very well on this day, and this particular morning my grandson was born.
He was the love of my life and my very first grandchild. But the good Lord wanted him a month and 4 days after he was born so I ended up doing the lucky stars for my daughter, he was her son.
That day will always be in my mind. RIP Noah Allen.
Published on March 19, 2019, 1:21 am
By Jennifer C
Unfortunately, this wasn’t a day of celebration.
This is the exact moment my grandpa took his final breath. And although it was a very sad day and one of the hardest days of my life, we all found comfort in knowing my grandma was waiting for him in heaven. So this is not only time he left us, but the moment he was with the love of his life again.
We are holding on to the fact that Grandma was waiting for him.
I gifted this to my dad and my aunt. Their mother, my grandma passed away 28 years ago. And losing their father, my grandpa, was extremely hard. This brought tears in their eyes both sad and happy ones.
Thank you for letting me tell my story.
Published on March 18, 2019, 5:15 am