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I woke up this morning missing you like you'll never know. I dream about you. Sometimes when I'm alone I can hear your laughter fill the room. It was such a distinct laugh. It meant that everything was right in the world. On Sunday I would watch you singing your heart out in the choir, shouting about how good our God is. We didn't tell the preacher that on Friday night you were singing down-home blues at the top of your lungs, sipping your Hennessy. You loved the blues. You loved playing tonk till midnight in the projects. That was fun you'd say... for you. I wanted to go to bed :-)

I can almost hear you singing right now. Z.Z. Hill was your favorite blues singer. I can feel you from when you would hug me so tight and tell me, "everything is gonn be alright" and how much you loved me. I remember when you were mad at me. That never lasted long. Every year on my birthday you would call me and sing the Happy Birthday song to me. I would call you and ask if you needed anything, anything at all, and you would say, "I need you to be happy".

I don't know if I could have truly expressed how proud I was of you, but I was so proud of you. I remember you saying, "you know I did the best I could with you..." And yes, I know that. I know that you loved me like no other on this earth. Your best was more than good enough. IT WAS!

And I loved you. I still love you so much. I know I was your hope and I know I am your dream. I know that you couldn't go on anymore. I know your body was letting you down although you wanted to stay for us. I'm glad you have no more pain but I have pain now missing you every day. It's been almost four years now, so it's getting easier. Knowing you're with our God helps me get through.

I love and miss you every day. I'm OK now. Standing on my own. Holding you in my heart.

I love you mamma and I always will.

W. Maxine Perry
1945-2009

If you're reading this, tell them you love them before it's too late.

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  • Kwazi Johannesburg, South Africa

    God Bless you Tyler Perry, God Bless you heavily!!! I look up to you and the more I try be like you, live my life incorporating your values, teaching and the love of God you have the more I can see maturity in me! Its always been my prayer to meet you one day! Just so I can learn more and more of you!!! Regards Kwazi Manzi

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  • Ann Aliyu Nigeria

    Good day Tyler, Thanks for sharing those words about how much you miss your mama.. My mum has been gone since 1995 at an early age of 46, i feel lost most times without her... I never got to tell her how much i love her cos i was young and really didn't know how to express it then.. Reading your message moved ♍e close to tears today & now i feel so lonely... No mother figure to call mama now, really want to make her proud so she smile from heaven down at ♍e, u know..

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  • Dorcas Va.

    May God be the Glory, Praise God, Thank You Jesus, Tyler Perry you are Blessed and you don't let nobody stand in the way of your Blessings. I know you won't because you are still doing what you have been blessed with. You have lost Mom and many others, we all have. Please stay strong and continue to be all you can. You have come so far and blessed others as well in your success and I am really proud of you. I missed commenting on your page I just got my internet back on, I will keep logging in and commenting. I just love the work God has Blessed you to do. You are a strong and supporting gentleman. I just love you like a son and I am praying for you. Until the next time continue to be Blessed.

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  • redrose0117

    This brought tears out of me. I'm so sorry for your loss, but I saw how well you treated your mom after a few of your plays. I believe in my heart you were a very good son to her. Your words touch so deep. I do agree with you that we all need to show love before the person is gone. Tomorrow is not promised. Some people don't understand/or believe that. Some people just take for granted what & who they have in their lives. You're a good man Mr. Perry. It does come out in your plays. Helping family heals & trying to make a difference in the world. So thank you for that. May God touch your heart in a way that he has never done before in Jesus' name. May a special blessing from God touch you like never before just because of the love you have shown toward others. I pray this prayer for Mr. Tyler Perry in Jesus name. Amen

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  • Ms Proverbs Owings Mills, Maryland

    Hi, Great Morning to you Tyler, Rise and Shine Give God the Glory!! Just checking on you Blessed Highly Favored Man of God. :-) You were in my thoughts and prayers this morning. Many of us genuinely care about you sir :-) So Imma stop right here to keep my thoughts ........(Tyler can you finish this statement for me? LOL) Truly I don't want the Lawd chastising me this morning...LOL! Okkk Tyler I'm gon' be good Whew! LOL! I'm smiling and I hope that you are too :-). Oh Tyler I have been watching THAHNS it's been off the hook as only Mr Tyler Perry himself can bring it on like that and LTN is hilarious if only Madea can show up OMG who knows what will happened then LOLOL! Tyler when I'm posting comments on your message board I'm smiling why is that? Hmmmm. Stay Blessed Hope you are resting and Enjoying Life too Ms Proverbs :-)

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  • Diane Martyn Pacifica, CA

    This writing about your dear mother made me cry twice. I read it once and cried and I read it a few days later and cried again. You capture so well the bond of love between a mother and her child, her son. She did love you like no other and u loved her back like no other as well. I am sorry for your loss all these years later. You had a selfless and giving mother. She sure did do the best she could with you! You are her legacy and light in the world today. She still shines through you. May God love you W. Maxine Perry.

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  • Carolyn Rea Gaskin

    2004..,EBONY said, did you hear what mother dear? I said , who is? Mother dear. she. said, This. movie I have. I No.I've never heard Of it. I have been. watching ever since. ...You have kept me laughing ever since. Someone either steels yr videos or breaks them, theydont want me to ha e yr videos... They always expose the Devils crimes. God Bless you Always

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  • Annette Waco,Tx

    Hi there Tyler, How are you doing this find and Blessed day? I just want to thank you for the email u send me about your mother that was very touchy. Because I when my mother was in the hospital just before she died I've told her over and over again that I loved her every day and a week later she died, u see on the 14th of Feb. I gave her, her flower while she still lived and on the 27th she went home to be with my daddy and her sister(he went on home on my granddaughter birthday December 6 and auntie went in Jan. now that's close together) and thanked my Father in haven for the times that we all have spent together and not a day that I have not thinking about them.

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    • Annette Waco,Tx #1858700

      Mother and sister went this year 2013 and my daddy went 2012

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  • Ms Proverbs Owings Mills Maryland

    Hi there Tyler, How are you sir? This is so sweet of you to write and share with us about your mamma (Mother Maxine). I can only imagine Mother Maxine is so proud and smiling down on her baby (You Tyler, Yes You :-) I hope that you are smiling :-) I know that you and your mom had a beautiful Mother and Son relationship :-) You are a great man with so much inner strength I admire you for that and being transparent . I miss writing on your message board. I've been busy preparing to come to GA. :-) What are you up to this weekend? Enjoy Yourself! God Bless You Ms Proverbs :-)

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  • Eunice Lowville NY

    Dearest Tyler, how my heart bleeds for you. My dad left to be with the Lord one month after you lost your Mom. Praise God we know where they are right now. Rest assured that you and your family are in my prayers. God bless.

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  • Proverbs31Woman Texas

    I'm sorry about your loss. Tomorrow isn't promised to any of us. A dear family member of mine is in hospice. I lost my grandfather (like a dad) and his sister, my aunt, two years ago. It's still fresh! My comfort, and yours should be that they knew the Lord and the Lord knew them. May God Bless and Keep you!

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  • Nay_Nay Bayarea

    That made me Cry!!! You are in my prayers Tyler. Be Encouraged.(hug).

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