However, in getting together with family. . . I feel the impact of her absence, and it is unbearable.
We are forced to slow down at points everyone else races through without thinking, but our "tires" are bare, unshielded, and MUST BE PROTECTED, or we know we will take a NOSEDIVE that takes "forever" to recover from.
Will we need to say "No, there will not be a family-get-together for us, not this year, maybe not in any year to come; we will let you know," as we have determined is right for us, or some version that best befits your own current needs?
Picture, thanks to ~GriefSong
Scripture, NLT = New Living Translation, NIV = New International Version, of The Holy Bible