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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,


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  • Patricia Louisiana

    Hi Tyler, I feel so much of your pain as I lost my mother in February 2011 and it seems like yesterday. I did not realize that the pain could be so enormous. I pray each day that the pain will ease and so far it has not. Holidays are just not the same without my Madea. She was a character that loved your Madea. My son n law did a video for one of his graphic design classes where he featured her Ms. Glen. It is on you tube "port city special delivery" I would love for you to see why I miss her so much. I know with prayers and people like you to keep me entertained I will get through this difficult time as I know you will too. Thanks for all the laugh as I watch all of your shows. May God keep you and continue to bless you.

  • TaMeccca Oklahoma

    Hello Mr. Perry; I'm just now seeing this post, but it hit so close to home. My mother past away two years ago also, around this time, right before all the holidays were getting ready to start.. Smh! She was only 56 yrs. old... We talked every morning at 6am... It was an unexpected death; and it still doesn't seem real... I miss her sooo much. Your in my prayers... Keep me in yours.. ~Pursuing Purpose~

  • Terrie Barney United States

    Tyler, I totally understand. My mother died on December 23rd and my birthday is on the 24th and of course then there's Christmas. I has been twenty years and I still morn the loss of the person I loved more than anyone or anything. I would give anything to spend just one more moment with her. Our mothers did what they were called to do and a major part of that was bringing us into the world and doing the best they new how to raise us well. Try to think of the good times that you had with her. Remember the small seemingly insignificant things at the time that now mean the world to you. The laughter, the hugs, the kisses and of course the gumbo and the many meals she prepared that made you feel good on the inside if only for a moment. I'm from New Orleans too. The Lord will comfort you and give you the strength you need to get through the holidays. Surround yourself with friends that love you and yes, stay busy, that always helps. Happy Holidays!

  • Kasandra Ft. Worth TX

    Heavenly Father, I come to you on behalf of Tyler Perry asking that you will comfort his heart & give him perfect peace as he keeps his mind stayed on You. Allow him the abiltity to grieve in his season as well as allow healing through his gifts you have so graciously given. Please allow his mother's spirit to comfor

  • Brenda Doucet Youngsville, LA 70592

    Tyler I know you are going to laugh but I am known as the Cajun Madea with the travel clinical team I work with but believe me my talent is very limited. As you I have had some losses over the past year with my twin sisters who died a year apart but I know they are together and laughing as they did here on earth. They were my best friends and we did everything together. We had our Christmas party this past week and my boss had me dress as Madea to surprise the team as we played dirty Santa. They are the best. I will send the picture as soon as they send to me if you will tell me where to send to. I just wanted you to know I am gathering as many people as I can to attend the play here in Lafayette, LA on Jan. 18, 2012. I can't wait to see it. I own everything you have done so far or know of. I think the stories you tell give real life the reality people need to actually know and the solution is always faith and belief. Thank you for sharing the talent God has given you with all of us. I just love you and Madea Halleuuuuuuuuuuuuer!!!!!

  • Sally Arizona

    Tyler, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I am walking through the very same thing. I lost my mother 5 yrs ago and it still feels like "yesterday". My mother made our holiday so warm and beautiful. So much has happened in my life since she left and sometimes I am in tears because I have so much to tell her.....and I cannot. Our mothers loved us SO much that I have to believe that somehow a mothers love can continue on after death. You are such a lovely man. Your mother filled your heart with her love so that you may share this precious love with others. I will pray and think loving, comforting thought towards you.... Much love to you and a very BIG hug! XOXO Sally

  • Monet Rounds Chickasha, OK

    Tyler, just to let you know, I understand your pain in loosing your mother, see I lost my mother 1 month before her first and only grandchild was born, and Dec. 4, is always hard and around her birthday as well, we fought all the time but yet she was always there for me as your mother was for you. I found out that just because she isn't by your side or on the phone with you she is still there in your corner cheering you on, and she will always be in your heart due to the blood flowing through your veins came from her, so she is with you no matter what or how hard it gets, just remember she loved you and still does. I just want you to know how I feel and how much I can relate to you and would love to just love to come and watch you direct and perform in any upcoming movies and or shows, I have never been so moved or laughed so much as I have since I was hooked on Madea, and the Browns, you truly blessed with the ability to make people forget their troubles for at least an hour and a half. Love it and please keep up the work and please continue to thrive and never forget how much you are loved not only by family, and close friends but also your mother. I do hope and wish you much success.

  • Diane Los Angeles

    Tyler I've been trying to email you i wanted to reply to your email, when you wrote about this time of the year, you see this is not a good time for me either, it's been 17 years for me i lost my sister who raised me after my mom passed away when i was 5 yrs old. She was only 50 years young. Trust me it's get better as time goes on but you never forget at Xmas time, i just don't celebrate like we use to , that was a big deal to her this time of the year and the whole family knew where they where going for Xmas Eve. Anyway i said that to say this, is there a way we can watch your new show on the Internet? cause do to the economy i can't afford cable anymore. I hate i can't watch it cause i know it would make me laugh and lift my spirits.

  • K Houston,TX

    Just dropping by to say,first of all I am praying for you in this season because I can only imagine how rough it is right now. Second, I am even more inspired and proud of you in this season, than any other season. Why? I am proud because despite all of the opposition in this season you have stood for what you believe in and what God has blessed you with. (*What the enemy meant for your bad, God is turning it around for your good!) Truth is, you can't please everyone, and the fact that you kept the course has really inspired me. The word says, "Before I[GOD] formed you in the womb I [GOD] knew you, before you were born I [GOD]set you apart" Which says that your gifts and talents had already been attached to your destiny [BY GOD]. Not Man. I pray God's covering over you and every area of your life. In Jesus Name, Amen!

  • Therese Johns Creek, GA

    Mr. Perry, why am I so unfortunate that you never seem to read my comments, yet I am your number 1 fan. I am a avid, loyal Perry supporter. There is no one I know that genuinely like you or even care for your kind of production. I get beaten like a slave with tongue lashing about your sexual preference, your movie & tv productions, your faith in God, you name I have been cursed out for you. Needless to say I AM TIRED. Being that if you love someone you should steer them the right path. I am not begging you for work, I don't act, sing, write or dance. All I want to know is why are you slowly changing to accommodate main street America. Madea knows, if it ain't broken don't fix it. You are changing like a lizard to fit the wealthy people. First you hire Kim Kardashian when so many struggling black actors are out there. Then you come with For Better or Worse, and it is at it's worst. I love your shows but the writing is watered down, it is weak & corny. I still see your movies and plays but I am just not satisfied with the quality of work. I am extremely disappointed & I hope you find yourself real soon because the beatings I'm taking for you is too much & I am also being lashed for President Obama as well. I wish you only the best. If I get to meet you, I would like to be honest when I say, I have enjoyed all your work and that you have been an inspiration for me. Happy Holidays...May God Bless & Keep You Love Therese

  • Tiffany Cleveland, Ohio

    Tyler, You have done it again!!! ANOTHER HIT! I love For Better or Worse!!!!!! It is a comedy, drama, and reality TV all in one. You have really out done yourself. I like how you are letteing the fans of "Angela and Marcus" see how they work out the issues of marriage. This show allows us to see the in depth of the marriage , while Why Did I Get Married only scratched the surface!!! Angela and Marcus are just like us!! Its good to see real couples show real love and hate.. we need this in our society today. I also like how you showcasing that the wife and the Baby Mother can have a "civilized relationship" . I like how you are not sweeping the issue of "Baby Momma Drama" under the wrong but letting everyone know that this is life and we have to deal with it. I can't wait to see what happens next: I think Angela should trust her husband but not let him get off so easily. He cheated again and should reprimanded ! Tyler you are truly a m***** at your craft!!!!!! <3

  • Vanessa Georgia

    You never cease to amaze me! I have recently watched Madea's Christmas and Laughing to Keep For Crying. Madea's Christmas... Mrs. Hattie. That lady had me in stitches. Where do you find these talented people? I loved it. And when I saw the trailer for Laughing to Keep From Crying, I knew I had to see it. I looked everywhere and could not find it in stores. So, I rented it from Netflix and received it yesterday. I can not say enough about the whole cast. They were awesome. You have an amazing talent. I don't think I will ever get tired of watching your plays and movies. And by the way, you are absolutely correct, Floyd needs his own show. That man is so funny.

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