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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

    Going to listen to Uncle Sam " I don't ever wanna see you again"song. Jehovah knows everything. I love Jehovah!

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  • M.H

    New Orleans. Why thinking bout... New Orleans? I know why. The sun. I wonder have New Orleans gotten better, or did it get worse? When you see old friends remember the memories. Like, your afro and the Magnolia tree. When you your son grow taller than you... that's when time begins. Until then,time watches you. Don't ever forget me.

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  • M.H

    I have a problem Perry. I love you. I wish you would just tell me " You are crazy and I can't have you near me but will only lift your spirits of hope". I swear it would make loving you so easy. It will hurt but could bring me into reality. If only you could do something I know in order for me to let go. I have been here hurt for 2 years knowing what leaders have done to me. I have a tape and I can't believe that Judge. I have a voice, that's true. Will that be all I need?

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  • M.H

    I don't mind embarrassing myself because I'm a mother that have suffered and witnessed so much. Like to be humans, why grow up and be horrible. Everybody was born babies not knowing nothing! Let's have some grown folk talk then. People is people. Death is a blink of an eye. Why people think after they die they sleep. To us is sleep. To them they wake up quick like they never died at all. No air. They wake up to fear, no closing eyes. Satan so wicked and jealous of us. That man watch people relax and go to sleep then wake and eat and drink and enjoy. Satan can't sleep,eat, and enjoy great pleasures. To be honest, he's losing his mind ...wanting what we have. Jehovah has him captive in those areas. Then theirs the fallen angels that had children and a wife, their children and wife is nothing but memories. I bet you they still think about everything they'd lost. Okay, I'll be quiet. Good day Perry

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  • M.H

    Everything you say or do I'll believe it is that for now on. Try me. Show me. What you doing?

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  • M.H

    My dream was letting me know that my path is destined. I don't choose, I am chosed. Make sense ,huh Big Baby?

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  • M.H

    I guess you wanted to see how no.s.e.y people are. You told her to post her picture up and say something similar to you? I learned from you. You knew I was in love with you. I thought God would be kind and allow us to be Together. A plane is flying across the sky...It looks nice Perry. I know you're a great father and husband. Ttyl

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  • M.H

    Me being a woman is one thing. Me being a great detective is another. So I will ask as a detective... Why? Well, I'm going. It took 2 years but Sometimes, it have to happen. I can't lie, it sure feels good to say I wasn't crazy. There will be more to see but I've seen and felt enough. I will never love again. Good night

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  • M.H

    I love you my true friend and love of my life. I'm so happy right now... What you want me to do. Write? ;-)

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  • M.H

    What you talking about? I guess we bump into the same telephone line cause all I do is hear. I wish I knew why.

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  • M.H

    I remember one my ex husband wasn't so bad. I also remember a time he felt my pain. Do how it feels to cry because of a you loved face is on someone you hate? I learned that you can't keep comparing or you'll get hurt everytime. If you ever see someone who looks like your love, give them love but learn who they are. And watch how they face change into their own.

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  • M.H

    Perry, I just love Jehovah so much. One time I dreamt of me in a house looking out the window , enjoying a good old fashion life. Do you have more old flower p o t s? I love seeing them filled with most ordinary flowers. They almost look like they are grass instead of plants. Fresh grass and ordinary flowers brings appetites for watermelon. You know what I mean? I mean....Where's the smile for this? Hellooo! Where's the smile for this? I understand, Can't enjoy it the way you wish to. Bring me back some... umm...cold watermelon when you get a chance,okay?

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