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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


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  • M.H

    Can you tell me what to do? H e l l ...people going off cause they want to be happy.

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  • M.H

    Christ† I love you so much!

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  • M.H

    John took the writing from off the wall. If letters don't mean nothing then tell me something!

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  • M.H

    Good morning. I took the time for the still voice this morning. And I received anxiety,fear,loneliness,.... I did however believed. Pain within all my experiences. Perry, How do you cope with such a gift? Or is it something that was just a given to everyone and you teach us how to use them? Are you only my teacher? If you are just my teacher, then, let me sit an apple on your desk and just learn cause I give up.

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  • M.H

    My heart melts for you. I never knew a writer like you before. Amazing! If we can be friends can we be more? Just thinking out loud.

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  • M.H

    A little blessing.

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  • M.H

    I'm writing. Hello quiet place. I'm sorry I've been missing in action. I will take this time out to say that I had a miracle tell me everything whether I believe it or not. I want my miracle to tell me one more thing and I will believe. Crazy I know. But it is what it is. Later quiet place. Needing to talk with Jehovah

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  • M.H

    Pushing water just to play don't make life grand. A penny and a nickel adds up but not enough for land. Two peas with no pod ,with all this a man can say "I'm blessed". I keep my eye on these kinds of people for I love them so much.

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  • M.H

    THANK YOU!

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  • M.H

    Thinking. Thinking. Thinking, I'm a little girl that's running up.And down this long hallway and I'm knocking on almost everyone. And the first person that opens their door they is who I'll be until...until...until

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  • M.H

    Time for music! Thank you for loving back. I appreciated you for all of that.

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  • M.H

    I love you!!!

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