Your Stories

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.

Perth WA, Australia on the 19th of January, 2018, at 12:07am

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A story by Olyvia El at Perth WA, Australia on the 19th of January, 2018, at 12:07am

I chose to make a star map so that we could remember our first date!
We were both in Australia working with a non-profit organisation called YWAM. I noticed him in the dining hall and I was instantly drawn to him. A week later we were partnered to wash and dry dishes together, and that’s when we officially met. I was so excited! We hung out every day for a week and on our first date, we found ourselves climbing up to a rooftop in the middle of the city in Perth. He had his guitar and he started singing me all sorts of songs he had written throughout the years. It was magical. At the end of his songs we both sat down whilst on the rooftop, he leaned in and kissed me. We then watched the stars above us. It was a night I will never forget. A few days later he had to leave YWAM and go home to Scotland.
After 4 months of FaceTime I moved to Scotland so that we could be together again :)

Published on March 17, 2019, 11:20 am

Prescott, AZ, USA on the 19th of February, 2016, at 9:00pm

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A story by Molly F at Prescott, AZ, USA on the 19th of February, 2016, at 9:00pm

This was the night our lives changed forever. We’d known each other for a few years, and we went out a couple times before this night. We took a night walk like we often do and when we stopped to look at the sky you told me. You told me you felt things for me stronger than anything you’d known before. When you said those words to me, my heart fluttered and my soul jumped with joy. You made me new with your love.

Published on March 17, 2019, 11:07 am

Tucson, AZ, USA on the 2nd of November, 2015, at 5:00pm

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A story by Fabian L at Tucson, AZ, USA on the 2nd of November, 2015, at 5:00pm

That day was special to me and my wife because that’s the day I took a chance and proposed to her on our little mini-vacation that we won on the Ellen show to Mirival resort.
I planned everything perfect, and I was getting nervous, and I was excited, and I had 10000 emotions and feelings running through my body. I put on our favourite song that we danced to at her cousin's wedding and I got on one knee and told her how much she means to me and how much my world has changed for the best and how all I want to do is love her and be with her for the rest of my life.
And that’s when my life changed and I was finally happy that I have found the one and only and I thanked god that he sent me my angel. I haven’t stopped loving her since and keep falling in love with her every day that I look into her beautiful eyes.

Published on March 17, 2019, 7:57 am

Chandler, AZ, USA on the 5th of August, 2011, at 6:30pm

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A story by Emily C at Chandler, AZ, USA on the 5th of August, 2011, at 6:30pm

When you’re in high school, you never really know if the sweetheart you are with at the age of 17 is “the one”. You dream about it, you hope, but you never truly know what life will bring.
On 8-5-11, under the stars in Chandler, AZ, I was lucky enough to tell my high school sweetheart that I would cherish him always and forever. We have now been together for 13 years and we have two beautiful babies to show the world our love ❤️

Published on March 17, 2019, 7:41 am

Key West, FL 33040, USA on the 15th of January, 1995, at 9:00pm

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A story by Peter P at Key West, FL 33040, USA on the 15th of January, 1995, at 9:00pm

I was currently serving in the United States Navy on detachment from Naval Air Station Jacksonville FL to NAS Key West. My soon-to-be-girl was in the Navy stationed in Key West.
We were out at a club and I saw her just as I was leaving. I knew of her but had not met her, she saw me in my truck and we said hello and she asked me if I was going back to the base and if I could give her a ride.
Here we are 24 years later, married for 22 years with two wonderful children in high school. I retired from the Navy after 24 years in 2015 and this map was for her for Valentine's day this year. I had it framed and surprised her with it. The quote at the top says: Total Attraction, Tell Me "What's Your Name", which was a Boston song ( What's your name) that was playing in the truck stereo the night we met, so it has special meaning to me. She loved it and it really melted her heart and it now hangs in our master bedroom to see and view every day we wake up and every night we go to bed. It was the perfect old school romantic gift.

Published on March 17, 2019, 7:14 am

Lakewood, PA 18439, USA on the 27th of May, 2018, at 10:00pm

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A story by Taylor T at Lakewood, PA 18439, USA on the 27th of May, 2018, at 10:00pm

I went to Elements Music Festival last year on a whim - got my day ticket and drove up with a friend. It was the last day of the festival and I was meeting a few friends at the Rezz set right before I had to drive home. When I saw them, they were with another friend who they introduced me to for a split second, his name was Casey. I danced with Casey and my friends for two minutes probably, before I took off and bounced around dancing all over the rest of the set. Once it was over, I ran back to grab my bags and some friends I was driving home with.

I hopped onto the shuttle bus that would take us from the festival to my car. There was a guy sitting behind me that kept touching my hat (in his defence it was a soft fuzzy bear hat so I couldn't blame him for wanting to touch it). However, I was tired and not amused at the time so I turned around to give him an intense glare that would cue that I wanted him to stop touching me. I sat back around, and just a couple seconds later AGAIN! HE WAS TOUCHING MY HAT. This time I turned around and gave him a death stare for a solid 10 seconds. I could see he was wildly uncomfortable, so I turned back around and sunk into my seat.

When I got back to my car, I packed in with a few friends and we drove back to Brooklyn. We got home at 5am. The next morning I had to work at 8am. I woke up and was rummaging through my stuff. I picked up the fuzzy bear hat and saw a clothespin attached on the back. I was mortified! That poor kid on the bus was never touching my hat, it had been the clothespin hitting the back of the seat on the bus the entire time.

On the clothespin read, Happy Elements 2018! On the other side of the pin read, @CaseyFnLovesYou - which was Casey's Instagram handle (the guy my friends had introduced me to for a split second at the Rezz set).

I added him on Instagram and we started talking. He lived on Long Island and I lived in Brooklyn - so it was difficult to casually meet up. At one point he jokingly messaged me and said, "Look, I know you're dying to meet me and we don't exactly live close to one another." Then he said, "Why don't we watch a Netflix movie together. You can watch it from your house and I'll watch from mine and we can text through it." I thought that was absolutely adorable and I was excited about it. I hadn't been on a date in a long time and this was perfect. After we watched the movie, he asked if I wanted to meet him for a drink somewhere near me in Brooklyn and we did a few days later.

8 months later - and we're so in love. The universe has a funny way of bringing people together and I couldn't be happier.

Published on March 17, 2019, 6:58 am

London SW1A 1AA, UK on the 9th of June, 2018, at 10:30am

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A story by Jennifer B at London SW1A 1AA, UK on the 9th of June, 2018, at 10:30am

It was the 9th of June and I took a day-trip from Bournemouth to London. Once I got there, I walked to Buckingham Palace as that is always the way I start. Once I got there, I noticed how busy it was - it was the queen's birthday.
I stayed until I was ready to go on with my journey through London. That's when I heard an American accent behind me getting closer. I turned around to see the most beautiful woman in a red summer dress walk up next to me to ask a police officer how to get to the same traffic lights I was looking to get to! I just stared in awe trying to tell myself to say something to her. I didn't have the nerve and she walked off, so I just walked in the same direction shortly after, feeling quite sad I didn't pluck up the courage.
All of a sudden she walked back in my direction and without hesitation I stopped her and asked if she had found the traffic lights, and I offered to take her. She told me she was Jennifer from Seattle, and that she was visiting Europe as some of her family lived in Norway and she was spending her birthday with them. I then told her a bit about myself and then we watched the queen and other royals come out of the palace, but I had to leave after because I needed to find a place to charge my phone.
As I said goodbye she asked if I didn't mind her hanging out with me for a while and of course I said I'd love to! We spent the day together sightseeing and talking about each other's countries. We then exchanged contact details and when we got home we video called every day and one day she surprised me with a visit for my birthday.
We soon became a couple and had a great week spending time in my home town and meeting my family. I then went to Seattle to visit her and meet her family and friends, and I asked her to marry me, she said yes!
Since we met we have video called every single day and we are soon closing the distance. Until then, sending each other letters and gifts like the Under Lucky Stars map, means everything to us and we continue to do that until we are living together. There were so many times where something nearly stopped us meeting but we both followed god's path and it brought us together.

Written by Cameron, the fiancé.

Published on March 17, 2019, 6:46 am

Las Vegas, NV, USA on the 1st of October, 2017, at 9:00pm

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A story by Christie W at Las Vegas, NV, USA on the 1st of October, 2017, at 9:00pm

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

Oswego, IL, USA on the 15th of May, 2018, at 7:00pm

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A story by Hannah J at Oswego, IL, USA on the 15th of May, 2018, at 7:00pm

It all began May 15th. I was laying under the stars wishing for a better life, wishing for something good to come. I told myself out loud that if it doesn’t get better and I don’t find a meaning to life, it was over.
I was kicked out of my house 5 days later due to no fault of my own, with just the clothes on my back, a backpack and my dog. I jumped from house to house, lived on the streets for a week. I had some friends here and they were my only family because everyone else that was my own blood had left and had no desire to talk to me.
July 15th rolled along and I had 5 letters written, I met this gorgeous girl that same day. She had a fairly big interest in me, as I had in her and that day she told me: “For me to trust you, because everyone else has hurt me so much, you’ll have to earn it”. I told myself, I was going to change this girl's life. She had a boyfriend at the time, and most of her sadness then was produced by him. We liked each other. Everyone around us knew we did, but ourselves.
She broke up with her boyfriend and 2 weeks later we started dating. I showed her what true adventures are, and how life can be even better if you choose the right people. I am alive because of her, I have been through the ugliest thing I could ever imagine and I got the best thing out of it - My girlfriend.
I live with her now, and I am going to college which I thought would never happen. I don’t flinch as often when people walk up to me, I am more sociable than I was months ago, my appetite is back, and I can finally sleep. And it’s all because she healed me, she took me by the hand from under the ground and pushed me up to the sky. She is everything I have, and everything I need. Her family has taken me in and have been there for me since the beginning.
And May 15th as I stared into the night sky, I told myself I wouldn’t be walking on this earth without a purpose. And she is My Purpose.

Published on March 17, 2019, 5:50 am

Richlands, VA 24641, USA on the 6th of November, 2010, at 11:00am

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On November 6, 2010 around 11:00 am, I married the love of my life at the Henrico County courthouse in front of a minister of the peace on a small bridge overlooking a small pond. My wife almost missed the appointment the day before to get the marriage license because her flight was delayed. We had to get married quickly because I was about to get orders to Japan and the only way for her to come with me was to be married. Eight years later, still going strong.

Published on March 16, 2019, 2:26 pm