Michael Cogdill, of WYFF News 4 in Greenville, SC, Holding the Poetry Image of “Maggie’s Love.”
Hearing of his tragic loss, my heart was more than touched. I, too, felt that sting so great and fire-piercing as a jagged sword finding its way into the depths of me only five years earlier. Losing a beloved furry friend can rip away a part of yourself. Empties you of tears you never knew you owned. Drains your mind of time you only thought you would share with this beautiful, God-created spirit.
Michael Cogdill is a treasured friend to all. He is an intensely compassionate and gifted man, so loved by countless people in this world. A local journalist, He welcomed me into the local television station with open arms on September 4, 2013. I had never encountered someone displaying as much appreciation as Michael did when I presented him with my humble gift of a Poetry Image to honor the memory of his recently-departed Mags. She was one week short of her fifth birthday, and his pain and grief swallowed me up like a whirlwind.
Viewing his smile in this photograph grants the questions of my heart sweet confirmation. And I must say, I feel extremely blessed that I was able to offer even a small portion of God’s love to a man who yields so much joy and hope to the world. I count it an honor to know him and to have met him. He has shared much with me and even found time within his busy schedule to console my deeply-bereft heart through his writings during a loss so huge in February, 2013. Because of Michael, I am striving to find my place. I am learning my voice does matter, and there will always be some receptive soul waiting to listen.
Please click on the picture of Michael. You will be re-directed to his link, and you can read this incredible man’s story. His blogs are extraordinary. Also, please be sure to like his page on Facebook. You will be greatly blessed!
Thank you, Michael, for your beautiful and giving heart. God bless you, my dear friend!
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