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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

    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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  • M.H

    I pass my math and I wanted to give up but the college wouldn't let me!!! I pass pass pass. My GED IS A DEGREE TO ME...THANK YOU JESUS AND YOU TYLER P. :-)

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  • M.H

    I just found out the test just changed for math. Meaning its going to be much harder to take. Perry, I got to get this. So I can meet you on the hill with love. Talk to you later.

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  • M.H

    My daughter just tapped me on the shoulder and said " Momma, I want to go home.".:-(

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  • M.H

    I let my sister trick me into coming here with my mother. I'm so mad!! I love my family but I just want to stay away. My little brother won't take me home. Perry, I learned money can't get me out of everything but I got a solutiin for this, just move! I got to take this math! Let me schedule this test!!!! I got to pray bad.

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  • M.H

    I have to take the math now. I thought things had gotten better for people but no it has not. I love you,Perry. I love your gift. Stay with me in prayer. And be blessed .

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  • M.H

    If was meant for us to be together right now,we will be together. Meet this meet that. I WANNA SAVE MY KIDS!!! For Georgia to... Got dang! My neighboer encouraged me by saying" How hake you can't write! You are a writer! A d.a.m.n good one too!" Perry, I told her " I'M AN UNUSUAL WRITER!!!" . I TOOK MY TEST, PERRY. I'M DIFFERENT IN A BAD WAY. I'M NOT LIKE Y'ALL AND I CAN'T FOOL MYSELF ABOUT IT EITHER. I see the sun again and it hurts. I'll talk to you later

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  • M.H

    Here I am facing the same blocks again in my life and with my children too. It hurts so bad to see me in my son struggling to learn, difference is though I was being stumbled by other students. All I know is all that I will use to break through these moments. Keeping my head high so what's down won't down me. What a road I must travel. I'm so happy that you are a writer. You just don't know how much you've helped me to get here now to see another day just because of your writing. Perry, have a learning day. Okay? Ttyl I love you

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  • M.H

    I love you.

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