I’ll Always Remember The Guy Whose Phone Calls I’d Get Too Nervous To Answer (No Matter How Comfortable We Get)

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“I still remember you.

I still remember the guy whose phone calls I’d get too nervous to answer.

I was usually good with words,

but you had me tongue-tied.

I still remember hanging up and calling back.

I remember sitting on your tailgate at midnight.

You made me want to be better,

and I was willing to trade ‘better’

for comfortable.

But today,

we’re so comfortable.

Eventually, the guy you can’t keep your hands off

becomes the dad you just want to take a nap with.

At some point, you start coming home early from date night,

because losing sleep doesn’t feel worth the risk.

I remember staying out late,

But now we tuck in early.

I remember lace,

But now it’s plaid pajamas.

You’re my alarm clock on Wednesday mornings,

You’re Chinese ordered in.

You’re grocery bills,

And kid drop-offs,

Our entire relationship has become one giant trip to Costco.

When did we get so comfortable?

But I want you to know,

That I can still see you on that tailgate.

And I remember nights out on the lake,

We may be comfortable now,

But I still remember you.”

husband drinking coffee while with his wife
Courtesy of Heather Thompson Day

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