He created me out of His Love. He brought me into this world, crying out for His Mercy. He furnished me with the best family and friends, and went on to provide for me in infinite ways. But as I grew up and became more aware of this world and it contents, I forgot him more often than not. However, His Love for me stayed the same. And then one day, something changed. He wanted me closer. Somehow, He wanted more of me.
For the past six years, He has been keeping me close to His side. He kept me on a very short leash and He did it in the name of Love. He taught me how much He loves me. He showered me with intense love that made me cry rivers of tears on His lap. He caressed me with tenderness beyond description.
And today, because of His Mercy, I dance in the light of His Love. Yes, He loves me. He is my first love. He is my only true love.
"Love is to see what is good and beautiful in everything. It is to learn from everything, to see the gifts of God and the generosity of God in everything. It is to be thankful for all God's bounties.
This is the first step on the road to the love of God. This is just a seed of love. In time, the seed will grow and become a tree and bear fruit. Then, whoever tastes of that fruit will know what real love is. It will be difficult for those who have tasted to tell of it to those who have not." - Sheikh Muzaffer, excerpt from Essential Sufism.