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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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  • arnita freeman riverdale

    DEAR TYLER..YOUR NEW SHOW IS OFF THE HOOK..I JUST LOVE IT.WHEN I WAS LOOKING AT IT ON FRI .IT MADE ME FEEL I WAS RELIVING THAT MOMENT ALL OVER IN MY LIFE.I CAN REMEMBER LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY..TYLER ALL OF THAT HAPPEN TO ME..LET ME JUST TAKE YOU BACK A FEW YEARS OF MY LIFE.IT WAS MAY 15.1988 I WAS 23 YEARS OLD AND VERY MUCH IN LOVE WITH THE NEW GUY IN MY LIFE. HIS NAME LASALLE SCOTT MCDANIEL.JR AFTER EVERYTHING WE HAVE BEEN THEW DO YOU KNOW WE ARE STILL TOGETHER I GUESS YOU CAN SAY I STILL LOVE HIM. .WELL TYLER ITS LIKE THIS .7 YEARS AGO SCOTT AND I MOVED IN OUR NEW APARTMENT ONE WEEK AFTER MY FATHER FUNEARL I HAD ALREADY MADE PLANS TO MOVED OUT OF OUR FAMILY HOME. I WAS 41 YEARS OLD..NOW SOME PEOPLE WILL SAY WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG TO GET MY PLACE. WELL YOU SEE TYLER I AM THE BABY OF THE FREEMAN FAMILY.SO I KNEW IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO MAKE IT ON MY OWN .IT WAS ME AND SCOTT . WE BOTH WENT TO WORK EVERY DAY,AND SO DID HE.I WORK AT A DAY CARE CENTER FOR CHILDREN .SCOTT WAS WORKING AT TARGET.BE FOR WE GOT OUR PLACE TOGETHER WE HAD A LONG TO WITH EACH OTHER . HE TOLD ME HE WAS NOT GOING TO MESS AROUND ON ME ANY MORE WITH OTHER WOMEN ;WE BROKE UP ONCE BEFORE ON THE SAME THING.HE WENT AND HAD 3 CHILDREN BEHIND MY BACK. AND TURN AROUND AND MARRIED THE GIRL. WE STAYED APART FROM EACH OTHER FOR 6 MONTHS ,HE CAME BACK TO ME .HE TOLD ME HE WANTED ME BACK. SOME HOW WE WORK IT OUT. SO WHEN HE WAS WORKING A TARGET HE DID THE SAME THING .AND KNOW HE HAS ANOTHER CHILD..BUT THE WAY I FOUND ABOUT. HE TOLD ME HIM SELF.BUT SOME HOW WE CAN;T LEAVE EACH OTHER ALONE.I DO STILL LOVE HIM BUT I DO KEEP MY EYES OPEN AT ALL TIMES.. SO LIKE I SAID .I HAVE BEEN THERE ..BUT GREAT SHOW. TYLER. I LIKE IT. 10 STARS FOR YOU TYLER.I LOVE YOU .ARNITA FREEMAN

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  • Ve Michelle (Anthony) PO Box 6781 Chicago IL

    Hi Mr. Tyler Perry, I have to tell you that I haven't been coming to your website as much, mainly because I see you on Facebook quite often. Now that I see you are everywhere, I'll do my best to try and keep up. Reading your latest message here dated November 28th, just now, really broke my heart. Holidays can be the most difficult time of year when it comes to dealing with the matters of the heart and loved ones. I don't know what it feels like to have lost a mother. Growing up I was very close to my mother. Most little girls are "daddy's girls," and then look for a man a lot like their fathers. I was a mommy's girl all the way. I can imagine what you're relationship was like with your mother. One of the best things I've heard and remembered for myself is "To ease somebody's elses heartache is to forget your own." Everyday I have been trying to find ways to forget my own heartache, to stay busy so I won't have to think too much about how everything has taken place. I don't want to go into the details too much... My son was taken from me on November 1, 2011. Literally taken out of my arms while we were at the school he was in. You can read the details of it if you want at vemichelle.wordpress.com. Something I never would have imagined. I feel so bad sometimes. For my son. Because I know he does not understand it... Even i really don't understand it. So sometimes I have to pray and leave it at that. When I think about just having him in my arms, it's not always that simple. All over this city when anybody saw one of us, there was the other. For the last year it has been just me and my son, and despite what others might argue, I know that that was God ordained. When I had this child, he changed my life completely. I prayed that God would position me as someone who would help get him to where he was going. As a lot of parents are usually in opposition. I feel because of that it seems that others around us became the opposition. ( A man's enemies are in his own household). Now I know what that means. These 5 years of his life has been a blessing. Because of a boy child in my life it healed everything any male in my life had bruised or broken. Starting with my father. All of the bad examples and stereotypes I believed about men. The moment he was taken from me everybody that was watching us, waited for me to lose my mind. To break. I was hurt terribly, but I never broke. And I know that's from God. God's comfort is fast. I pray for you, that He somehow fill, heal and restore this time of the year, this season in your life. So that you can celebrate the memory of your mother, during this season every year. I pray that He comforts you and give you peace in your mind, spirit and heart. In Jesus name. God bless you. With love, Ve

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  • Christine Hudgen Burton Tx.

    Hi. Mr. Perry i no what you are going through i lost my dad to cancer a year ago and it hard going through the holidays with out him .so what i do is just put in one of your movies are plays it will get me through. just keep on doing what you do .i love Better or Worse. i no it is on until December.i just want to thank you for making me laugh when i am sad. Take care of yourself. Just remember the good moments you had with your mother that what i do my dad birthday is January 23.Enjoy the holiday and God Bless You Love Christine

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  • Dannette Rivers Philadelphia,penna

    Hi! Mr. Perry: I said a prayer for you. I lost my mother in 94. I remember that I needed to do stuff for me. Take care of yourself. Definitely remember the good moments. Enjoy the holidays. Dannette

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  • Linda Laster MI

    Hi Tyler, I am so jealous that you got to go to the premier of "Red Tails". My son has been flying with the Detroit chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen since 2006. What they do for our children is incredible. I am so glad that they have made another movie to enlighten our youth and keep their message going. My son is working on his pilots license, all thanks to them sharing their legacy and stories with him. I am so glad that you are involved with this project. More people need to know their story. With regards to "For Better or Worse", WOW! Did not see that coming. Can't wait to see it next week. I hope the picture of Marcus was photoshopped and that he did not get drunk and forgot about an evening with another woman. What ever happened I am sure you will keep it interesting. Love all your work. Keep it up. Oh yeah, is there a trailer for "Good Deeds"? Thank you for giving me plenty to watch.

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  • Madea Lover Virginia

    You have done so much for my family. You have brought laughter in a place that has been filled with sorrow and pain. There is nothing we would not do for you. Thank you so much for all you give to everyone. You are the real thing.

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  • California California

    My prayers are with you during this difficult time of year. I saw a picture of you and your mother once somewhere. She was beautiful and had such a sweet "Madea" smile. She just seemed to radiate love and kindness. You were standing by her so tenderly. You could tell you really loved her. Try to focus on how blessed you are to have known such a love, to have had such a profound and deep bond with another human being, to have been guided and protected by such an amazing mother. Focus on the gift of her life. Take all of that love, laughter and joy that you were able to experience with her and keep her legacy alive by passing it on this week. Find someone and channel all of that joy to them by doing something unexpected and nice for them. It will be a gift from your mother since it was born out of her memory and is a testament to her love. It's better if the person is a stranger and the gift meets a true need. You can't tell anybody what you did. This a private acknowledgement and the reward is in the giving. My mother died this week also just 3 years ago so I know first hand how hard it can be. That was my girl -she was my best friend. She liked to help people so I try to pass that along this week in recognition of the blessing of her life. Take care.

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  • Freda King Philadelphia, PA

    HELLO TYLER, WHAT WOULD I DO IF I FOUND OUT MY HUSBAND OR BOYFRIEND HAD A BABY OUTSIDE OUR RELATIONSHIP WELL I'M HERE TO TELL YOU BABY THAT HAS HAPPEN TO ME MY SON (NASTY) FATHER HAS A DAUGHTER A MONTH AND A ONE DAY YOUNGER THAN MY SON WHO IS NOW 26YEARS OLD WOW THAT IS ALL I CAN SAY PEOPLE CAN SAY THEY WILL DO THIS OR THEY WILL DO THAT WELL I'M HERE TO TELL YOU ITS A LIE A WOMAN WHO GIVE HERSELF COMPLETELY HOLD HEART TO MAKE THING WORK WELL IN THE RELATIONSHIP AND SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN A LOT OF THING CAN HAPPEN TO A WOMAN SELF-ESTEEM, HER THOUGHTS AND EVEN HER EMOTIONS BUT MOST IMPORTANT TO ME THAT I FOUND OUT WAS IF I DIDN'T HAS GOD ON MY SIDE I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE LOST MY MIND BUT I DID NOT I FORGIVE HIM AND MOVED ON AND NEVER LOOK BACK BUT I WILL SAY THIS AND I HOPE THAT IT CAN HELP A YOUNG GIRL OR A YOUNG WOMAN IF THIS HAS HAPPEN TO YOU KNOW THAT IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT AS THE MAN WOULD TRY TO MAKE U THINK CAUSE HE GOT COURT TRUST ME WHEN THEY DIG A H*** FOR ONE USUALLY THE H*** IS THEIR OWN.

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  • Marletta Fomby Norcross

    Hello Tyler At that very moment you sent that note out about your heavy thinking of your mother, I could feel your spirit weighing heavy on my soul (peacefully happy). I don't know how it happened but it did, all I know is that I nearly jumped out the bed head first when it came through. I just wanted to say a few things to you. First my father passed away December 18 1994 when I was 14 years old. I can hands down tell you that the pain want completely go away in one way or the other. I also know that you can handle it better then you are now,I know that the first couple of years can be the most pain felt years. You can also turn the pain into a pain that want get you down, but have you jump up and shout it out like a beautiful pain of thoughts. You said that this time of year is your mother's favorite time of the year. So I hope that you take this as the time of year of her joy and happiness, that she is still giving you in the season of giving, for you to remember her happy when it comes a time for you to remember her in a everlasting light on earth, that she left behind for you to see her when she is most powerful of coming through to you and your familiy. December 8 is the day that she gives to you as a early christ day to let you know that she'll be home for christmas. She wants you to make her laugh as if she was physically seen by you. Tyler you owe her that, she says (promise). Just take your time to notice her, she's there.

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  • TROYLYNN LAUREL,MS

    NOW TYLER, I JUST WANNA SAY THIS TO YOU. WHY DID YOU GO AND CHANGE THE DAY OF YOUR SHOW. IM SURE YOU HAD YOUR REASONS,BUT WEDNESDAYS WAS MY FAMILY NIGHT AND WE WATCHED IT EVERY WED. AND PLAYED LITTLE GAMES. (SIGH) WE STILL WATCH, I JUST WATCH ON THAT SATURDAY OR WATCH IT ON DEMAND. I READ IN ONE OF YOUR MESSAGES ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL AROUND THIS TIME OF YEAR ABOUT YOUR MOTHER. TYLER, YOUR MOTHER IS SO PROUD OF YOU RIGHT NOW AND SHE WAS PROUD OF YOU THEN. GOD IS TAKING CARE OF HER NOW. IM SURE YOU KNOW ALL OF THIS, BUT SHE IS UP THERE HAVING A GOOD TIME WITH THE LORD. I HAD THIS FRIEND THAT LOST A 8 MONTH OLD BABY A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. I REMEMBER ONE NIGHT WHILE TALKING TO HER ON THE PHONE; THIS WAS AFTER THE FUNERAL; I TOLD HER THAT I WAS GLAD TO SEE HER SMILE CAUSE I REALLY DIDNT WANNA SEE HER BREAK DOWN. SHE SAID YOU KNOW WHY I WAS SMILING TROY, CAUSE I DID ALL THAT CRYING ALL THOSE DAYS; ONE NIGHT WHILE SLEEPING GOD CAME TO ME AND MY BODY GOT REALLY NUMB BUT HE TOOK ME TO SEE MY BABY TROY. MY BABY WAS SMILING. GOD LET ME KNOW THAT HE WAS IN GOOD HANDS AND THAT HE WAS TAKEN WELL CARE OF. SHE SAID " TROY, WHEN I WALKED TO HIS COFFIN, I KNEW THAT WASNT MY BABY, THAT WAS JUST A SHELL, MY BABY IS IN HEAVEN AND I KNOW IF I GET MY LIFE RIGHT I WILL SEE HIM AGAIN." "SO I KISSED HIM AND GAVE HIM A HUG TO LET HIM KNOW I LOVE HIM." TYLER, I JUST LOVE IT WHEN SHE TOLD ME THAT BECAUSE IT DONE SOMETHING TO ME. I BELIEVED HER BECAUSE I AM A FIRM BELIEVER. I KNOW IT WAS TRUE. I JUST WANTED TO SHARE SOMETHING SPIRITUAL WITH YOU. THANKS FOR LISTENING( READING) LOVE YOU!

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  • Emily Ghana

    Hi Tyler, i know today is going to be a tough day for you but there is one gift i can give you and that is the love of Christ. It is priceless and no one can take it from you. Mum has done her part and is gone to rest. At least you had her love and that's all you needed. All things work together for good to them that love the Lord and are called according to His purpose. You are doing a great job and i know your mum is happy where she is now. Just be strong and trust that you'll find inner peace, joy and happiness this time round. Be blessed. Lots of love.

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  • jayne md

    may the peace of God be with you and your family at this difficult time,He said "am going and am sending you the comforter The Holy Spirit ". may The Holy Spirit comfort you

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