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 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 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 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 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. Racing for 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 18, 2019, 7:26 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
By Kimberly G
Three/four years ago, my step father had a double lung transplant. It was a 7 month battle that escalated very quickly at the end, luckily he received a donor just in time.
Two years after the surgery he started getting very sick again, they didn’t understand why. October of 2017 we heard the words no one ever wanted to hear, cancer. Later found it was mesothelioma.
My mom and and step father got married in the chapel of the university of Pennsylvania on January 26, 2018, he lost his battle and we lost him, one year ago today. March 8th, 2018. My mom had to celebrate her first anniversary without her husband, so my sister and I decided to make it special for her and get her a map of the stars on the day and time they were married.
There are no words to help heal her, so we are doing our best to help her cope and keep his memory alive. She absolutely loved it, so thank you for your wonderful business!
Published on March 18, 2019, 3:02 am
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