First “I love you”

Last night, my boyfriend told me that he has fallen in love with me. Everything in our relationship has happened quite quickly but I told him that I felt the same about him (because I do), but for some reason couldnt find the words to explain how I was feeling. After I left, he told me that he didnt really know what I meant by “I feel the same” and I really wish I could have found my words.

We are so close and each other’s best friend but he’s worried that he made things awkward by telling me.

He hasn’t said the words “I love you” but thats how I want to tell him that I feel. I want to express to him that I love him, but i’m scared that right now he thinks that I don’t feel they way he does.

Guess I’m just looking for some encouraging words.