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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

    Perry, I love you and our friendship is very valuable. I will embrace you and your family. I love you so very much. Good niight

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  • M.H

    Perry, I'm worried once again!!!

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  • M.H

    I love Jehovah! :-)!!

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  • M.H

    My friend, I thank you!! Everything takes time. Whatever you truly want . I love friendship. It's not about the years you put in with somebody, it's the positivity that comes naturally from negativity. All we do is write but we experienced so much through it. Take my hand. Do you see? I see gifts don't you,Perry? I love you.

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  • M.H

    You encouraged me so much. Why are you so special? Because gave like Jesus. Perry, Jesus had no money but he gave what he had. So baby, you have done that too. With and without money. Love is great for children . Hey, I have some great news :-) :-) :-) The children loved Madea's tough love :-)!! My friend kids and teenagers loved it. My review is " This movie is the best thing since babe kids. Keep them coming ,baby!"

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  • M.H

    You know how it taste for a chocolate candy with one cherry in the middle? Can't describe it? Then let me. The chocolate coating is hard but soft enough to cra ck and the middle is the grand finally with cream surrounding what you been looking for. What is it? The "Cherry". The fruit brings pleasure to the taste bud. All I'm saying is...once you taste that cherry you will want more. And you won't be pleased until you find the maker to give you exactly what you want. What is it? The cherry by itself with the same great taste. Without cream or the chocolate. Ain't nothing better than getting straight to the taste. Ttyl :-)

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  • M.H

    My friend you are.

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  • M.H

    I love you. I just...,don't like to put in so much work cause my reward is bigger than me. I need you and I don't want anyone messing it up. Did I tell you that "I love you"? I love you

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  • M.H

    I love wal mart! The cartoon has us all. Lol. The kids enjoyed it.

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  • M.H

    I wish Madea's Tough Love went to the theaters first before Single Mom's. We would've enjoyed that!

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  • M.H

    Get it right bub! I won't move for you. You knew I was there. Love hurts so I will just love my People.

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  • M.H

    I asked you a question a while back. About sense..did you think I talking about humor? I asked you and you responded with God. And it made sense.

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