Robin Roberts shares emotional family update on Mother's Day

The ABC star is staying strong

Mother's Day proved to be an emotional affair for Robin Roberts as she took the occasion to remember her own late mother.

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The Good Morning America anchor took to social media to share a heartbreaking family anecdote on the occasion that involved her sister Sally-Ann Roberts.

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She posted on Instagram that her sister had shared a Mother's Day prayer in honor of their own mom, Lucimarian Roberts, who passed away in 2012.

"My dear sister @sallyann_roberts shared this prayer with our family this morning," Robin wrote. "Thinking of our beloved momma cheering us on from her Heavenly balcony. Forever grateful for her love and guidance. Happy Mother's Day."

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Many of her fans took to the comments section to show their support for the TV star, with one saying: "Thank you, Robin, I send love and comfort to you today. May your mother's spirit surround you today with Peace and Joy!"


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Robin posted a Mother's Day prayer her sister had shared

Another wrote: "Thank you Robin!! Always looking up to Heaven and thanking my Grandmothers and Mothers for being the example I am for my daughters!!" A third also added: "Thank you Robin. Remembering my Mom's amazing love that guides me each day and all the wonderful memories."

The television personality has frequently spoken about her mother and how she supported her during her breast cancer diagnosis.

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She even shared an audio snippet from her new book, Brighter By the Day, where she shared anecdotes of her experiences with her mom.

"Everybody's got something" was a phrase she used that Lucimarian first shared with her after she'd first gotten diagnosed and was going through a rough phase.

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The saying has become a guiding light for Robin, who has frequently employed it in her own life, most recently with regards to the condition and treatment of her partner Amber Laign.

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