There is no fear in love

Adam’s quote of the day made me think.

1 John 4:18:
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has
to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

I feel like I have experienced that kind of love.  I was able to
overcome most all of my fears because no matter what happened she would
always be there for me and I for her.  But what happens when you
have that kind of love and it is taken away.  Taken away. 
Not lost, not given up, but taken away.  Does the fear
return.  Is there a sense of punishment?  Does fear
return?  Yes.

Taken away.  People sometimes tell me that I’m too easy on the
girls.  Implying that I somehow am spoiling them by not making
them do more around the house.  The only response I can come up
with always includes the statement, “after all that has been taken away
from them, how can I take anything else away from them?”  It has
to do with the need I feel to do everything I can to make their life as
happy and loving and full as I can.  Telling them they can’t do
something or go somewhere feels like I’m taking something away from
them.  I can’t take anything more from them they have already lost
so much.  Sometimes there is fear in love.

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