Very nice and sharply personal, as always.
he knew that she was aware of the same feelings within her that drew him to this conclusion. She just wasn't ready to put the same name on those stirrings yet
I was particularly struck by this line. It's a very tangible dynamic in so many long term relationships, though I've never pinned it down with words. So much is just waiting for the other person to work through their own feelings to the truth you know is there. It's humbling, in a way.