Now, instead of complaining that my family is going to a restaurant that I can't go to. I sit in the car, eat my dinner, and thank God and my husband that He allows me to stay in the car.
Tonalyn - so as not to depress you further - There is no reason to sit in the car. As you go along, you will learn where you can eat safely and ways to deal with it if you can't. Many of us eat first or bring some food when going to restaurants. We go in and enjoy the company. There is no legitimate reason not to.