Friday, June 10, 2011

Cliches are cliches for a reason or a love letter to Inspector Climate

Inspector Climate is away on business again. And today is his birthday. I gave him lots of presents to celebrate his birthday last weekend with his family, but I wanted him to have something to open on his special day. I decided to write him a letter which was NOT to be open until today and I immediately started writing it in my head, but I was supposed to be working, so I stopped and focused on my work.  When it was time to write him the actual letter, I had forgotten my brilliance. (Note to self, take notes).   So I wrote  different one, and sealed it, and when I said goodbye to him today, I remembered my original here it is.

Dear Inspector Climate,

The thing about love letters and their epitome of sap is because sometimes there is only one way to express things. "You complete me" "You had me at hello" "You make me feel safe" "You're my best friend" (Editor's note, Anne is my best friend) "You make me happy" (ok, you didn't have me at hello.  Not even had me at heaps).

But the truth is this, you do complete me.  You make me so happy.  I've never felt safer.  And now that I've found the person I want to spend the rest of my life with, I want the rest of my our lives to start right now.

I so look forward to growing up with you.  To seeing who you become at 33. 42. And 40 years from now 67. 

Happy Birthday Inspector Climate,

much love



  1. I think I have fallen in love with you.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  2. i love this. so sweet. x

  3. Thank you for your kind words on my SITS feature day. :) And yes, kids whine automatically and there is NO APP to stop it!! :)

  4. I just teared up. Inspector Climate is so lucky to have someone who loves him this much. And you are so lucky to have him!

  5. that is super cute.

    ps. this is one of the lwtw writers. figured i'd FINALLY get around to checking out other blogs because I'm cool like that. haha.

  6. so sweet! i am constantly forgetting ideas and remembering them an awkward amount of time later. take notes is right! but lucky for inspector climate, he now gets two letters from you on his b-day. speaking of, a very merry birthday to him!

  7. Aw, how freaking sweet! Happy Birthday to him!

  8. I know that to say this is sweet is so cliche...but it really is truly deeply sweet and that you have found happiness with Inspector C is a wonderful thing!

    xo Mary Jo

  9. Awww that is so sweet and lovely.

  10. That is lovely, Deidre. Do you know how extraordinarily lucky you are? Not only lucky though - you were smart and generous and quirky and loveable. I'm so happy for you.

  11. what a sweet sweet love letter! Its the most cliche, non-cliche letter ever! I love it!

  12. Ahhh, I am overwhelmed with sweetness! In the best of ways! This is adorable and amazing. <3 <3 <3

  13. Bonnie - OMG, I think I may be a bit in love with you...

    Eleanor - Aw, thanks!

    Southern Queen - Well, hmph!

    Oneika - I know right, sappy.

    Kyle - I know, we're very very very lucky.

    jehlik501 - Hi! Thanks for stopping by.

    Kim - I always tell myself I am going to bring around a little note book to jot down ideas, but then I decide it's too heavy and leave it behind. Silly!

    Crazy Shenanigans - I think it mostly just highlights my love for cheesy movies :)

    Mary Jo - Hahah! exactly, cliches sometimes must be used.

    Susan - I definitely know how lucky I am! And thank you that is so very sweet!

    Aqui - Aw, thank you!

    Teacher Girl - Thank you!