The faith community was deeply saddened with the news of Willie Maxine Perry (Tyler Perry’s Mother) passing. Throughout the years he’s shared his own personal pain and growth, so that others may be encouraged. While his past grew his determination to succeed – its been the love and inspiration of his mother that the world has seen through his plays, and movies.
Occasionally, Tyler Perry posts various messages to his fans through his site (www.tylerperry.com). His message titled , Don’t Stop Believing is encouraging, and I wanted to share it with each of you.
Don’t Stop Believing
I got to tell you, I miss my mother every day. I have never felt a pain like this, or missed someone so much and so hard. It is the single most difficult thing I’ve ever had to endure in my life. Some days I don’t want to get out of bed and, the truth of the matter is, if I wouldn’t have booked this tour, I wouldn’t be leaving the house at all.
I performed last night in Milwaukee and as I was leaving the Arena, I was caught in the traffic of all the people leaving. I sat there behind the tinted windows looking at thousands of people leaving the venue. So many smiling faces and happy people, couples holding hands and children running and laughing. I saw several buses in front of the venue loading the elderly. It brought tears to my eyes because I know that while so many think that they came to get something from me, the truth is they gave me so much more. The joy and laughter and happiness are contagious. It’s great having something meaningful to do; something that gives me joy. God bless you for that. You are helping me to find my way through a very rough time.
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