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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'm going through it again!!!I had to tell you. I always have to tell you when something is wrong. I wanna be strong on my own but I want to do it with you. I believe Jehovah want me to do it like this. What to You ?!!!! You been here for me. Perry, Friend, What to do ? I'm trying to work with someone who God chosen for me and its you.

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  • M.H

    I know you love something bout me. I just wonder what it is. That's all.

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  • M.H

    You are too good to be true. But when I see certain stuff I stay still. It always look like you're moving ahead of me. Like a kitten. You try to pet it and it backs up. Why? I remember thanks to the mother being so loving to her kittens...it helped with me rescuing them.they use to back up too from me. The boy cat was the smartest and quickest. My kittens. I wasn't suppose to have any cats. Perry, What are we suppose to have? Cake is too sweet . So it's Love. Look me in my eyes...Do you love me?

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  • M.H

    I prayed about you last night. Woke the next day with an answer. After the storm comes a rainbow.

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  • M.H

    You left? Come back. Oh well.

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  • M.H

    Good morning.

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    • Tom #2069164

      Good morning

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    • M.H #2069168

      Hey Tom! I'm looking at my past again and I have to face the fact Jehovah is trying to tell me something. And I know why now. Oh my...I couldn't sleep good last night. I also had a nightmare but I faced it head on. I'm up now Tom and I see the Sun bright shining through my window. I'm sad about that.

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  • M.H

    Say anything! The sky is purple or something! I wanna know hopefully today. Then I won't be laughed at inside.

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  • M.H

    In love with me?

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  • M.H

    Hey Perry, You have a church someone to play music in it. I get a little confused at times but...you are happy and I'm happy for you and Gelila's church. She's beautiful and a great catch. When you wanna talk I'm here friend. God bless

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  • M.H

    Perry, I heard a car drive up playing Magnolia's music. I got up so quick and happy because it brought back memories. But then perry, they got out the car arguing with a man. Perry these was young boys,hostile like this. Oh my dear friend,if love find its way...may it be glorious for Jehovah. Ttyl

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  • M.H

    Still I RISE!!!

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  • M.H

    Did I make you smile? Cause God did.

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