I've known her for over a year. We've gotten pretty close, and I've always considered her a good friend, but for the last couple of months my attraction to her has gone way up. I've realized in the last few weeks that I have a deep rooted affection for her. I don't know how to explain it, but it's like she gets more beautiful every time I see her. I know how much I care about now because I haven't seen her in a week. I have been thinking about her every day and I miss her to pieces. It's really starting to affect my school work and sleep. I think I might be falling in love with her, but I'm not sure. I haven't been able to go a day this last week without feeling lonely. I have no idea how this snuck up on me, but I know that it's real. How can I tell her how special she is to me?