Tyler Perry.com

Home

Taking Time

Hi there,

I know you've been waiting to hear from me. It's been a little crazy, sorry. I just gotta say, thanks for all the encouragement and for all the sharing you did with your own stories after my last email. I knew I wasn't alone. Just know that as I take this journey into all that my 40s will be, I am looking forward to every day of it, and I am thanking God for it and you. I like being this age. It has given me a sense of liberation. I'm no longer a boy...I finally feel like a grown man (smile).

So many people have asked me why I started talking about this now...I don't know where they've been for the last ten years. I've always talked about it but never to this degree, I guess. I think it became overwhelming after turning 40 and also filming a 60 MINUTES interview. If you get a chance to watch it, the interview airs this Sunday after the football game.

It made me come face-to-face with so many things. Byron Pitts asked me so many questions, that it started me thinking about my entire life. We went back to my old neighborhood and the house I grew up in. Wow! That was hard! But it's a journey that I have to face. I feel as if God is allowing me to look back...for my future...if that makes any sense.

For instance, when my father heard about my last email, he sent a message to me through my brother. He told him to tell me this: "If I had beat your ass one more time you probably would have been Barack Obama." I don't even know what to do with that. No sooner than he sent me this message, my aunt called telling me to come home because my mother was very ill, (she needs your prayers) so I've been flying back and forth trying to keep my obligations all over the country and at the same time be by her side. It is very hard to see her this way, as well as my having to sit ten feet from my father, when I do...God is funny; He will make you deal with stuff even when you think you're over it.

I said all of that to say, it may be a while before you hear from me again. I need to take some time away. After the PRECIOUS premiere on November 1st, I've decided to take the rest of the year off. I just need a break.

I thank God for you and, again, thanks for being there and understanding.

Tyler


Comments

Post Comment
  • M.H

    Call me

    Reply
  • M.H

    Perry, I'm going to take a nap. I don't know what's going on with me. Gift or curse? I love too much. Aaaahhh. Going into the average joe mode. Ttyl

    Reply
  • M.H

    Perry, I love you. I love you with all my heart. You see me for who I am. I just got finished from talking with my bird. A man laughed. I'm happy now.:-)At least they understand. Lol

    Reply
  • M.H

    Here's the remainder if my review. 1 is left, Guess wh0?

    Reply
  • M.H

    Up and ready to go! 4 went with feet and danced in the street. Color me happy, are you my pappy?

    Reply
  • M.H

    I love you.♥♥

    Reply
  • M.H

    Great job!

    Reply
  • M.H

    Love you.

    Reply
    • Love you more! #2025708

      Always and forever more! 224~;-/

      Reply
    • M.H #2025972

      ;-/?

      Reply
  • M.H

    Blessed are the poor that makes it through the door. Open/ closed no room for more. 3 letters I sent to you...informational was just two. One in April, one in June, one more needs to come back.... hope to see you soon. ♥

    Reply
  • M.H

    I know you love someone that can play but how would you feel if I did it all day? Friends is something if they know how to make something out of nothing. Fruit is sweet on a tree, traveling, you wish it was with me. I love you too.

    Reply
  • M.H

    When you look out the window do you see pleasure or pain? Does the world look open but yet it's small movement? I learned this from you, that people like us get hurt the worst when we had made it. You love trees so do me or yourself a favor and find a branch that has broken off or you break one off, then, walk with it while speaking great words. Who do you think of walking with while doing this? You can only choose one person. Getting ready for praise and worship. Ttyl

    Reply
  • M.H

    Morning. .feeling okay but like my past, worried

    Reply