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.