Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Real Reality of Falling in Love on "Sweet Home Alabama" Part 3

Picnic Table  Profession

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Jeremiah knew what he had to do. A week and a half had gone by since Paige told him she was falling in love with him. They were not given an opportunity to talk in a meaningful way since they left the hammock. Time was running short and he needed to tell Paige exactly what he was thinking and feeling. The next day, knowing Paige would be dating each of the final four guys, Jeremiah told the producers he wanted to see her first. He had so many things in him he needed to say to Paige, and he felt an urgency to get to her.

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Paige's heart was weighed down, as she waited on the picnic table for Jeremiah to arrive. She heard about the things that happened in the house and at the bar with her friends. She knew she was in love with him, but her mind was full of questions. The fear that Jeremiah was going to get kicked off the show, was still very real.  As Jeremiah walked toward her, she could not hide her joy. Paige was so happy to be with him and was hopeful to finally get some answers.

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Jeremiah came prepared to give Paige those answers. He explained why he didn't go to the gym and what happened at the house with little Shaun. He tried his best to open up. Jeremiah told her his heart wants to have someone that he can fully love the rest of his life. He knows what he has to offer and has been preparing to share his life with someone. With raw emotion, Jeremiah was finally able to tell Paige he was falling in love with her. He didn't want her to take it lightly because he doesn't easily say those words. Paige thanked Jeremiah for telling her and believed the sincerity of his heart.

Paige Struggles

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After her date with Jeremiah was over, Paige still had dates with the remaining three guys. Leading them on was one of the hardest things for her to do on the show. While she didn't feel a romantic connection with them, Paige had grown to love them as people. She carried the burden on her shoulders that she was going to hurt them.  

Paige wanted to tell the other guys that she was going to pick Jeremiah, so they wouldn't get their feelings hurt. She wanted to tell Jeremiah that he was her one and only, so he would know. But it wasn't possible. That's not how the show works and she knew what she signed up for. Late at night, she would cry over the pain she knew she would cause them. This was harder for her than anyone could imagine. 

The Long Walk

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That night at elimination, Jeremiah took his very first journey out to the pick-up truck. As he walked down the steps of the porch, he plucked a pink flower from the garden for Paige. When he approached her and gave her the flower, he enveloped Paige in a warm embrace. Jeremiah shared his wish to have been more open and honest in the beginning and his desire to make her happy. Paige wanted Jeremiah to stay, but only if he would agree to fight for her. She needed him to open up even more with how he was feeling. Jeremiah committed to stay and fight for her. After Paige left, Jeremiah excitedly told the cameras how much he wanted her to come back to Minnesota and be his girlfriend.

The Final Date

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Was it just a coincidence or was it fate that Paige and Jeremiah's last date was at the Double J Whitetails Lodge? They felt blissful in their mini castle made out of wood. Over the past weeks, Jeremiah had come to realize that all of the things he felt for Paige, were a new experience for him. What he thought was love in the past, wasn't really true. When they talked of their hopes and dreams, Jeremiah shared that he didn't want to do farming business or music by himself anymore. He needed someone to encourage and believe in him. Paige wanted Jeremiah to pursue everything his heart desired. She could see the passion he has for his music and wanted to be the one to support him in achieving his dreams.
After a more serious conversation on the porch, it was time for some fun. Jeremiah knew that anything he did with Paige would be wonderful. They fed acorns to baby deer and Paige teased Jeremiah that the hesitant one in the corner, was him. With the end of this journey in sight, they were able to laugh and be more carefree.

Two Hearts Beating as One

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The walk in the meadow was romantic. As they stopped to talk, Paige could look in Jeremiah's eyes and see inside of him. The feeling that they were the same person was something she had never felt before. 
Jeremiah shared his thoughts with Paige on defining love. To have the deepest, most genuine and real feelings in this type of a situation, was something that was hard to express in just one word. When he wasn't with her, it felt like a million needles puncturing him in the stomach.

A Joyous Surprise

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That evening, as Jeremiah and Paige watched the sun setting, his mother Linda and sister Heidi, surprised him on the porch. The two women he was the closest to, had come to meet Paige. The love Jeremiah felt for his family was written all over his face. It was in the way he instantly embraced them and in the tears he shed, as he confessed what was in his heart. Although he was scared of his feelings for Paige, his mother and sister had a calming effect on him. Linda brought the ring that Jeremiah had been saving for the love of his life. Jeremiah didn't want his mom to even take it out of her pocket. He wanted to propose in private when the time was right. Like Jeremiah, Linda and Heidi questioned whether the feelings Paige and Jeremiah shared were real. Heidi knew her brother better than anyone, and she had never heard him talk about a girl like that. It had them all terrified.

Fireside Confession

After dinner, Paige and Jeremiah got cozy by the fire. They knew this would be their last opportunity to talk before the Finale. Jeremiah felt sick to his stomach at the thought of Paige spending the next day with another guy. While he understood the process, it was something he couldn't bare to think about.

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Jeremiah was never more confident in his feelings for Paige, and at the same time, he was never more scared. He was scared to lose the most real and amazing thing he had ever felt. He trusted Paige completely, but his experience told him anything could happen.

Paige begged Jeremiah to stop being scared and tell her how he felt. All along, his brain  processed what his heart felt with a filter, and then he said what he thought was safe. Jeremiah was so filled with emotion, he could not stop the tears from flowing. Paige knew she had to give Jeremiah the reassurance he needed and told him she loved him. With that final confession, his last wall came crumbling down. Jeremiah finally told Paige what she had waited so long to hear. His profession of love was exactly the confirmation she needed, and she knew her heart and soul were committed to him forever.


  1. I really enjoyed reading your detailed blog about Paige and Jeremiah's love story. I picked Jeremiah and Bubba as the final two from week two. My boyfriend and I had a bet on who she would choose and I knew she and Jeremiah had a special relationship. I wish them the very best!

    1. Glad you like reading the blog. Paige and Jeremiah are so sweet and deserve the very best!