Leah Messer pulled no punches recently, when she opened up to talk about how hard the past year has been for her and her family. Her daughter Ali was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, and Leah has had a crash course in being the parent of a child with a disability. She speaks so earnestly about how every day is a careful balance of hope tempered with reality that it's almost tough to listen to. I can't ever imagine being that calm -- but Leah can, because it's what her daughter needs. Especially given the way Ali's dad is approaching things -- which is so the opposite of helpful.
Corey Simms is choosing to be optimistic, plain and simple. While it's great that he thinks his daughter can do anything, his blissed out and oblivious attitude could also be counterproductive and make Ali feel like she's letting him down should she not live up to the expectations he's putting on her. While Leah hasn't lost hope about everything Ali can achieve, she also knows the reality of the challenges she'll face, and she's approaching them with that attitude. It's not an easy road, but it sounds like she's up for the challenge.
Do you think Leah's being too negative?
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