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I Just Had To Thank You!!!

Sitting here in my den watching the sunrise. Just finished my morning prayers and I’m about to do my workout for the day. Even though I have so much to be thankful for, this is still a very rough time of the year for me. As I’ve said before, most of you know why, but for those of you who don’t, I’ll tell you.  My mother died two years ago around this time of year and she was the closest person on this planet to me. We spoke just about every day, I mean almost EVERY day. I couldn’t go two days without hearing her voice, hearing her laugh, or hearing her stories. She was the best!  Ever since I was born we had such a bond. So needless to say, getting through these holidays that she loved so much is beyond difficult. So to get from Thanksgiving to December 8, which is the day she died in 2009, to Christmas, then to the New Years and to her Birthday, which was on February 12th, to Mother’s Day in May, can be rough. I simply try to float through this time of year the best way that I can. I think about her every day! She would have been 67 this year. ONLY 67. Life is so precious and but a moment.

I said all of that, so you know what kind of headspace I’m in.  “It’s a little grey,” but I didn’t want another day to pass without me telling you how much I appreciate all of you. My God in heaven, my shows on TBS moved to a new night. It was Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and an advertising campaign that was nowhere near as aggressive as the launch of House of Payne and still 3.4 million people watched For Better or Worse last Friday.  WHAT!!! That’s INCREDIBLE!!!  Thank you so much.  The show is only on every Friday until the end of December. So if you haven’t seen it, please check it out this Friday. If you have seen it, keep watching.  In the next few weeks this show is going to take you on a rollercoaster ride that you won’t believe. Now that all the characters have been established, we can get into a story that is going to challenge trust in every sense of the word, you’ll see. And it’s not what you think:-)

I also want to thank you for sending A Madea Christmas to the top of the DVD sales charts this past week. What a blessing that is!  It is miraculous that I have been allowed to live my dream and even more of a blessing that you all stand with me constantly.

You have no idea what your support has meant to me, my family and the hundreds of employees that work at Tyler Perry Studios.  My prayer is that for everything that you have done for me and mine, that it comes back to you.

God bless, thank you - I’ll talk to you soon,

Tyler

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  • God bless you, too.

    I love you!

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  • ARLENE pgh.pa

    HELLO MR.TYLER PERRY.Well you did it this time you put your whole heart and soul in this movie,this movie is really wonderful.I got all of your movie.You are a inspiration to me,YOU are a person that anyone would have in thier life that how beautiful yor are. its like i been knowing you all my life.Keep up your beautiful work AND I LOVE YOU ARLENE SMITH

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  • hana port charlotte,fl

    In reading your life story, I can see God holding your hand, even in darkest times. You could have make another choices....to the dark side......but you did not and because of that so many people are blessed. It is like His Grace that keep on giving...no matter what. Yes, Love endures everything, never fails, because God Is Love.

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  • LaTeachia L sandy springs Ga

    Hey tyler,I fill you on your sadness.My mom passed away in 2009 feb the day after her 60th birthday.It is the most depressing day,Ireally wish I can skip that day darn skip the whole month.I remember you emailing me after thanks alot but nobody didnt believe it was you but I did.(lol)Just keep me in your prayers.Also keep up the great work you are doing.

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  • pamela rankin Lewisville

    Hey Tyler,Hope you are doing fine,I am so sorry I laid my burdens on your shoulder's in your time of sadness.Around the holiday's are really hard on me to, I lost my grandmother who raised me in 80 dec.3rd and her birthday was dec. 5th I also lost my grandfather dec.25th 82 so the holiday's are not like the use to be, then my sister's husband stabbed her five time's on feb 12th 97 and she passed on feb.18th so that did it for valentine's day.But xmas was a lot harder for me this year because what my mom is going through.But the strange's thing happen they set her an appointment for surgery January 12th and I w** trying hard to get back from Jersey mom called me and said Pam don't be in no hurry the nurse called me and said they have to make me another app because the machine broke down had never heard of a machine braking down in a hospital but we no anything is possible so now she has to go on wed the 18th well like I said i'm sorry talk later o.k

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  • Tabitha Wright Carbon Hill, Alabama

    Mr. Tyler I just want to tell you I know losing your mother hurts. My momma was a teacher for God. She was saved in 1974. Momma walked it, talked it, ate it. She never ever said a negative thing. We lost my brother in 1987 to suicide. He was 21 years old. My other brother is a alcoholic. My sister is a drug addict. Mom got Melanoma in 2008 and when she sat us down she said this isn't about me, its about the ones around me. FAITH was what she was talking about. Tyler people had her in the grave. I lost her on Nov. 26th 2008. I was devestated. I use to get frustrated and momma would say breath in Jesus and blow out the devil. My niece Chelsea I messaged you about earlier is the one momma was raising. Chelsea is interracial. She was eleven and just stood there crying asking where am I going? I took her so her mother wouldn't use her. Her step dad called her names and kids at school called her the "N" word. Chelsea has no one but me and my son Tyler which is a youth minister. I know it hits you hard still. People say time makes it better. No it doesn't. There is no time in heaven so what is time down here. I'm not messaging you cause of a celebrity status its because your a good man that misses his momma. I love you and you are in my prayers. I ask you something earlier and I know your busy. Chelsea loves you and the way she's been done I pray God leads your heart in the right direction. God bless you!!!!

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  • M.Jordan St.Louis Mo

    Hey Mr. Perry this also a rough time for me as well,I lost my best friend and her Bday is coming, I also lost my little cousin and this right here took me to a very dark place. I couldn't understand why I didn't see her situation, she was raped by her stepfather at twelve and this was a person who I loved dearly we grew up together, out of all things I've been through this (taking a breath) hurt me the most. I'm usually the person that see everything (I'm a capricorn), but not this one. Almost make you don't want to have emotions, wish I could lock them up and pull them out when everthing is positive. I know that it's time for me to visit their graves.Well let's get through this together I'm going to pray for you.(Hugs Hugs)

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  • Tina Love United Kingdom

    well with God all things are possible. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Never underestimate the power of our Lord Jesus Christ. You keep the fire burning and Let God be God. You ensure that the Holy Ghost fire is in you, on your tongue so speak positive and good, on your mind so you are renewed and in your heart so a new heart is created. Hallellujah!!! merriest new year and God continue to use you His vessel to His Glory in Jesus name

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  • ALBERTA STEPHENS Fort Stewart Ga

    Hello Mr.Perry, my name is Alberta Stephens. I just wanted to tell you that I appreciate what you do. My brother was killed in May 2011 and the night I heard the news I was stationed out in El Paso, TX. During that time I was dealing with my husband who at the time had lost 87 pounds dealing with Sarcoidosis and Belspalsy. I would come home from the hospital not knowing if that would be the last time I seen my husband alive and watch you movies and plays for inspiration. I would listen to Tamila's songs when she was with Kirk Franklin and walk through the house and just sing my heart out. I had given up on God when all these things came down on me but thru Christ working in you and your cast I was inspired to rebuild my relationship with God and he gave me unbelievable strength. I have been through alot in my life and your stories take me back but also help me to realize that I came out on top by picking my head up and pushing on to have a career in United States Army. It's not easy but with people like you, you make it a little better. I just wanted to say thank you for what you do. Thank you and May God continue to bless you in all you do.

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  • Ms. Deborah Miles 208 E. 120th Street. # 5. LA, CA 90061

    Hello Tyler, I truly appreciate the opportunity to connect with you that you have provided for us. I want you to know the joy that your plays and movies have brought to my life. I was born with a rare disability called arthro-gry-posis, a severe form of arthritis. As a result of this condition I've never been able to walk and I have no use of either hand. I write, type cook, and yes even crochet all with the use of my mouth. I'm not here to complain about all the things I've never been able to do. I'm here to hopefully inspire you by telling you about all that I've accomplished despite my disability. I'm a two - time college graduate with an AA degree in Liberal Arts from Los Angeles Southwest Community College. I've also earned a BA degree in Mental Health Research and Sociology. I have over 7 years work experience as a peer counselor and mental health case manager. In this capacity I've helped hundreds of people with disabilities to be their "independent best" by helping them find employment, or funding to pay their college tuition. However, the accomplishment I'm most proud of is being the biological mother [when everyone said I'd never have kids because of my disability] of not one, but God has blessed me with two beautiful children. I have a 19 year old daughter and a ten year old son. We don't have a lot in terms of financial security or stability, but we have each other. My daughter and I were blessed enough to see your play "Madea Goes To Jail." It was hilarious. We had such a good time. You provided us with a memory that we'll cherish forever. Thank You & May God Always Allow You To Continue To Be A Blessing For So Many, Deborah Miles

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  • Dianne NC

    I have been feeling the same way lately. I have everything to be thankful for, but there is a hollowness in my heart right now, that I cannot explain to anyone. I grieve not only for loved ones who have passed, but for my relationship which ended last year. I go through the motions of life and work, but it is just a show. I guess I am at a crossroads and I don't know what will happen to me. I fall asleep praying sometimes. Love you, love your work. Merry Christmas - I hope it will be a great year ahead for you.

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  • Jaye Golightly Cincinnati, Ohio

    Tyler, I am still on your site and I saw this. I feel your pain -seriously. I am there now. I imagine that it's not too bad if you have your own family, but when you are single and without children to fill that space somewhat, it is downright hard. It's amazing how it's like you have the love and affection of everybody, and then it's like you have nobody when that special person is gone, if that makes any sense. Keep your head up! If you ever need a friend you know how to reach me. Jaye (A.K.A. Aunt Sephelee)

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