Tyler Perry Urges On Mother’s Day: If You Have A Problem With Mom, “Fix It” Now!

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Tyler Perry Mother Day

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Tyler Perry Mother Day

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Tyler Perry says this is the first Mother’s Day in years that he “didn’t wake up in tears.” It’s been six years since his mother Maxine passed away, and only now is Perry, a new dad, finally able to wake up in “joy and full of gratitude.” He’s also urging kids who have had disagreements or problems getting along with their moms to “fix it,” and put aside their differences, regardless of who may be right or wrong.

On Sunday, Perry posted a long message of Facebook. He began, “Happy Mother’s Day! I can honestly say that and mean it this year. The reason why it’s been hard to appreciate it for the last few years, as many of you know, is because my mother died in 2009. This is the first Mother’s Day in 6 years that I didn’t wake up in tears, that I didn’t wake up heavy, that I didn’t wake up in sadness. This morning I woke up in joy and full of gratitude.”

The comedic actor said he’s now “thankful for the 40 years that I had with her. He added, “So, God thank you for Maxine and for the 40 years of memories that are in my heart forever.”

But for all the kids who have moms that are still alive and are fighting or have problems with them for whatever reason, Tyler urged, “Find a way to fix it. Don’t let someone you love slip away from this earth, and you have had a chance to say all you needed to say to them and you didn’t. It’s just not worth it. Swallow your pride, even if you know you are in the right. Say you’re sorry and fix it. And if you’re in the wrong, all the more reason to say you’re sorry and mean it.”

Perry, who welcomed his first child in December, a boy named Aman, reiterated, “Fix it please. Life is but a moment, and we all only get one mother. I assure you, if you take this advice it will go a long way in you having peace in your future.” What do you think about Perry’s Mother’s Day post?


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