365 days- seems like such a long time and yet it has passed in the blink of an eye. One year ago today, God chose to call my wonderful daughter Kortney and my pre-born granddaughter, Sophy Joy, to be with Him.
Though time has slightly eased the pain, my heart still aches and yearns to see her beautiful, radiant smile and to hear that infectious laugh. To hold her in my arms and to hear the words, “I love you Mom.” Selfish dreams, I will admit, in light of the fact that Kortney and Sophy Joy have begun their eternal journey, walking the streets of gold and sitting at the feet of our Heavenly Father. Protected from the all the sin and darkness of this world here on Earth.
Kortney worked diligently, doing everything in her power, including spending unending hours on her knees in prayer, to put an end to the travesty of abortion. It was her passion and mission in life, along with serving her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I take comfort in the thought that He recognized this and after 28 short years on this earth, He took her home to rest and to meet all the precious babies she worked so tirelessly to save. The verse Matt. 25:21 comes to mind, “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”
Losing a loved one can bring about many changes in your life. Priorities change. I’ve come to the realization that life is short and I need to make the most of every moment, focusing on things that really matter. Doing what I can to make a difference. This year, I have renewed my relationship with the Lord and have found a wonderful church home.
I have had the opportunity to experience a small taste of Kortney’s life, by participating in events such as March for Life and 40 Days for Life and being a part of the growing Charlotte Coalition for Life. Through these events, I have had the privilege of meeting so many wonderful people and have made many forever friends.
Kortney touched many lives and continues to do so, even after her passing. It is my honor to ensure that her legacy continues and to carry her torch to protect the unborn and do all I can until abortion is finally abolished. I want to make a difference and I will defend the defenseless.
I encourage anyone that reads this, if you already aren’t, to pray fervently and take a stand. Become an activist and let the world know, we mean business. We are warriors of the cross and it is up to us as Christians to pray for and act to change our world.
II Chron. 7:14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land”
LifeNews Note: Kristin Blythe is the mother of Kortney Blythe Gordon. Kortney Blythe Gordon was an abortion abolitionist and Students for Life field director. She was tragically killed in a car accident one year ago today, along with her unborn daughter, Sophy. Read more about her inspiration as a pro-life activist here.