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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

    I wanna share my happiness with you.. so here I go.I GOT A BASKETBALL FOR CHRISTMAS!!!! IT'S AN NBA BASKETBALL!!! PERRY!! I CAN DREAM AGAIN!! I CAN DREAM AGAIN!!! I THANK GOD SO MUCH FOR THIS!! A DREAM CAME TRUE WHEN I WASN'T EXPECTING IT. THAT'S WHAT GIFTS ARE.

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  • M.H

    She Is Crying Out.....there's a mother crying out....and no answer comes about...she is singing songs of praise.....but her words fall in days...oh, listen,to her voice...of the mother who have no choice....her heart is big as an ocean...and dreams is salty as the sea...oh see...oh seee....here's a mother in her tears...here's a mother fought for years...oh heaven release her grief...and send her some relief....THERE'S. A MOTHER CRYING TEARS.....and there are no ears to hear...oh heaven...oh heaven...open up your doors to her...oh heaven, don't let her wash about...for there's a mother and....SHE IS CRYING OUT

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  • M.H

    I love you....

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  • M.H

    Jehovah lifted me in the name of Jesus.

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  • M.H

    I'm so worried,Perry. All I can do is write to you and tell you. Oh why why I am going through this??!! You know when a person hang on to a a tissue and then they see the paper has served it's purpose of holding tears,but,you don't want to let it go? That's how I feel. Going to talk to Jehovah...

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    • Tom #2040621

      Don't worry. Everything will be okay. K?

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    • Tom #2040622

      I fast tracked 2 classes. Trying to finish. (Planning with you.)

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  • M.H

    Do you mind if I take your picture?

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  • M.H

    Hello quiet place. I dreamed again. This time of my family's accomplishments. If my eyes could cry pictures,I believe I would be able to see. My heart is filled with no regrets but yet, I'm sad. What have they done to this happy little girl? Was I born to smile at birth and cry forever? I can't believe I'm talking to a quiet place. I went to a place where dreams believe and I came with no dreams. Only what little I had accomplished. I was amongst beauty,talent,independence, and achievers. I did not cross not one person with wisdom. Many went in while I stayed out by force. When I left in the back of my mind I wondered " What the h.e.l.l I was doing there?" So I had to feed myself with something. I didn't know this feeling of hunger. So I gave a little baby some money and I knew I had to find wisdom. Jehovah is so funny at times. He made me laugh with wisdom. A place was open to me and I ate and enjoyed stories and lectures. I only wish that the place I tried to go in, would have fed me the way the house of love did. Talk to you later quiet place...

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  • M.H

    What's the buzz? The great? I love you. My magnificent man.

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  • M.H

    What you did..., took G.U.T.S. thank you

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  • M.H

    Maybe God is trying trying trying to tell you something.

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  • M.H

    You remind me too much of my family, that's I can't let you go.

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  • M.H

    Good morning. A mother will do anything. Why?

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