Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and
Missy Buchanan, Robin Roberts,
Upper Room Books
February 28, 2012 / ISBN: 0835811077
by Carol Ann Culbert Johnson
I always like Robin Roberts on GMA, so I was pleased to be reviewing
her book. I was very impressed with her spiritual background, and
the strength of her mother's faith, and ability to raise her children.
This book gave me an insight into the life of Robin Roberts, and
what makes her tick, as well as how God played a major role in her
family's trials and tribulations.
The story was told by her mother, and her reflections ran through
the book. I felt like I knew Ms. Roberts as I took a journey with
her growing up where racism was a major part of both her life, and
especially her mother's life. It irks me that there used to be colored
and white water fountains, and that black people couldn't eat in
certain restaurants. I am so thrilled to be of another generation
where racism might still a part of life, but not as horrific it
was in the ancestral days.
Ms. Roberts lived on different military bases, and she got to travel
the world because of her husband's military career. The many places
she visited were an education for me. I can't imagine how it feels
to get used to one place, and than have to pack up and leave, and
start all over again, making new friends, and leaving old friends.
I think about her life, and mine, and my life is unequal to her
chaos, believe me.
Ms. Roberts introduced us to her four children, and her husband
who passed away in his sleep, which was sad. Ms. Roberts also found
out she had cancer, I was impressed by the trials and tribulations
of her life, and the courage she exhibited. I also liked the spiritual
scriptures; I was renewed in my faith too.
Ms. Roberts's retreats to the spiritual arena of holy ground at
the West Middlesex Campground in Southwestern Pennsylvania-A Church
of God, where members gathered for at ten-day spiritual retreat,
were so inspiring and full of serenity and peace. I wished I could
have been there to enjoy the solitude and appreciate my spiritual
awakenings as she did.
I enjoyed this book and hated for it to end. It's a loving story
of mother-daughter poetry in written form of life's conflicts and
issues, and how God was the key to surviving the conflicts and issues.
You will enjoy this passage of time as you go into the world of
Robin Roberts and her family's journey.
So take a break and dive into a book of inspiration and spiritual
awareness. It's very refreshing and a great read. It's a motivational
escape into someone else's life, with a very interesting perspective.