I have "admired" a lady for the last ten years but unable to voice my feelings.
Was at a funeral recently and was sitting next to her when the minister had everyone in the church turn to their neighbour and say "I love you". Never was something said so sincerely as I looked into her eyes.
While I know she just looks on me as a dear friend she does know my feelings toward her and I am grateful to the minister to give me the opportunity to finally actually say it to her. I shall die happy.
(not just yet though) .