By Manisha B
The night I knew he was the one...
I had recently come out of an abusive relationship, and the very thought of reconnecting with anyone in a romantic way scared me to death. He was the one who helped me leave the man who had drained me physically and emotionally, and I had always looked at him as my savior. As time went on, he protected me from anything that may have caused me distress. One day he hugged me and told me I was his world. I grew to trust him and eventually love him. We took things slowly, to the point where it almost tortured me.
October 7th, 2016 is a date I will never forget.
He pulled me aside from all of our friends and looked deep into my eyes. His usually brown eyes shone green in the light of my garage and I found myself lost in the eyes that would soon be my heart and soul. He took me outside because he wanted to ask me out under the stars, and little did I know, that would later play in my favor. As I looked up at him, the stars shone behind him and I couldn't help but feel my heart swell up. He asked me to be his and the pure happiness that filled me was indescribable.
Almost a year later I stumbled across Under Lucky Stars and almost instantly I knew what I was going to get him for our one year anniversary. The look on his face when I presented it to him was a look I will never forget. We are fairly young, but when you know, you know. We're both pretty far into our college careers and are considering moving in together. These star maps are going to be a continued gift for him and he told me he has each one hanging from his ceiling. We plan on getting engaged once we're out of college. October 7th, and I can guarantee there will be a star map for that very occasion. I have never found a more meaningful gift and it was easy to obtain. I love him more than anything and can not wait to fill our apartment with them as we build our lives together.