If you’re going to take advice from someone’s mom, then why not “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts’ mother? The 51-year-old is in great shape, she looks fantastic, she’s got a great job and she’s gracefully handled a brush with breast cancer and the destruction of her hometown in Hurricane Katrina. So if her mom writes an advice book, it’s one you should read. Fortunately, she has. Eighty-eight-year-old Lucimarian Roberts’ new book “My Story, My Song: Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith” is a testimony to a life lived by faith.
Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, the first in her family to attend college. She graduated from Howard and she and her husband, Lawrence Roberts, one of the Tuskeegee Airmen, were married 57 years and raised four children in Pass Christian, Mississippi. The story is not without its pain. Roberts and her husband moved some 27 times during his military career. She handled her husband’s drinking, the ills of segregation and the challenges of losing a son-in-law as well as much of her family home when Katrina hit. She also helped her daughter deal with breast cancer, diagnosed in 2007. The book includes her accounts of the sustaining power of the Lord that Roberts’s mother and her children live by.
“It was a real labor of love,” Robin Roberts told Tavis Smiley on his PBS show. “We knocked heads a little bit, you know mother –daughter, but it was very important for her to tell her story and this is her story.” Roberts provides commentary at the end of each chapter. The book details a life that is dominated by faith and music, something that the elder Roberts finds, along with her religious faith, to be a primary source of solace in her life.
“I have always believed in the power of music, and when you put that together with a good story, I am hooked,” says Roberts’ “GMA” colleague Gayle King. “Thank you to Lucimarian Roberts for sharing her life s journey with us. And, oh, what a story– growing up with an alcoholic father, dealing with racial prejudice, raising four children, and married for fifty-seven years to a Tuskegee Airman! This story is an inspiring and poignant example of what really matters in life.”
See the trailer for “My Story, My Song” by Lucimarian Roberts below.
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4. Jus haaaanngin out
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5. Meanwhile back at home in Atlanta GA someone mad they not on the 🛳. 😳
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7. Apparently my 260lbs is too much for the actual vines in the Hawaiian jungles to hold me without breaking and me falling hundreds of feet. So for safety purposes, I'm forced to swing thru #Jumanjj on wires strong enough to hold 12 adult buffaloes and 1 adult Rock. #OnSet #Jumanji #IronicallyIEatBuffaloDailyForLunch #MoreManThanNatureKnowsWhatToDoWith
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8. hey ma! 🎎#wcw 💙
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9. Surprise visit to our factories!!! #GoodAmerican #USA
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10. If this don't look thankful I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #UltraBlessed #24kMagic #SweetPotatoFly
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11. Late nights @nbcmarlon with the writers... we in here!!!
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12. There goes my baaaaaaaaabbbbyyyyy #QueenKingMagic!!! We're up to something! Ira BIG!!! Stay out our buisness -
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13. Steady,steady..... full size jenga.. "I got this one "???? Or do I ?
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14. Cornrows kind of day 😉@dontaysavoy2 you convinced me and I love. ❤️️
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17. Me & Vanessa Williams giving #DuckLips #Pose on the set of #DaytimeDivas @vh1 - Coming Soon to a tv near you. Lol. - My make up done by @makeupsurgeon
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18. This picture just makes me wanna praise the Lord, you hear me!!!!!! Yes Lord brotha #TEDDYCAMPBELL What a #man !!! You are everything right on this picture husband ......... #gorgeous #stylish #classy #strong #masculine #king #sexy #debonair #gentlemenstyle And that #bible in your hand just seals the deal for me (probably cause i know that, that is what helped you become just as amazing as you look😘). While my heart and mind experiences the goodness of God at #church on Sundays, my eyes experiences the goodness of Teddy😍. Amen somebody🙌🏽. "Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name" #myman #myhusband #goodman #blackman #dapperman #godlyman #goodfather #mybestfriend
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19. Yesterday was my mama's 53rd birthday!!!!! Got to celebrate with her all day. If this is what I have to look forward to I can't wait. Looking like a soft bucket a cocoa butter. Yaaaaaaaaaas! 😍😍😍 love you mommy!
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20. "Shout out to @PureAtlanta for getting the family right"....I'm loving this jogger. 😍😍
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21. This pic warms my heart ❤️ #myLogiebeans and aunt aunt umba @itowandabraxton 😘
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22. You will always be my baby😜. #HappyBirthdayReginae #mybaby18
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