In Love and Bursting
I'm in love for the first time. I thought I'd been in love before but now I've ... pretty much discovered the error of my ways. I'm in love and it makes me ecstatically happy, and I'm fairly certain he loves me back. But there are a few problems. He lives about 61 miles away and is working all day nearly every day so he can afford college. He can visit me sometimes on the weekends, or his one day off (provided I'm out of school that day), but my mom doesn't like him to visit too much because she feels she needs to supervise us. So I see him once a week TOPS... usually less. I definitely want to tell him I love him in person, not any other way, and I'm thinking of waiting until Valentine's Day, but I don't know if I can wait that long... I feel like it'll explode out of me next time I get to see him. And I also want him to be the first to know, so I don't want to tell any of my friends, either. And I want to do this right. What can I do to help keep it in for the next three weeks? And how should I tell him?