S: Believe in Miracles
BC: FROM MY HEART TO YOURS
FC: BELIEVE IN MIRACLES
1: This book is dedicated to Beth Hivley Dear Beth, I am writing this book to you about your father, Creig Haddon. I know that you have searched all of your life for him, and by the grace and goodness of God, you have found him! While knowing your dad, I have come to realize the God of second chances and how much he loves us. May you see in this book how my faith in God has helped me through Creig's illness and how God works all things out for his good. I love you, Nancy Cox FEBRUARY 2010
2: OUR HEAVENLY FATHER
3: OUR HEAVENLY MOTHER
4: These pictures were taken in what I like to call "The Prayer Garden". It is a little courtyard in between the buildings of St. Anthony Hospital. I would go here to pray for a miracle for Creig to recover from his illness. We have a heavenly family that hears our prayers and loves all of us. | FUN FACT: August 1, 1898 is when St. Anthony's Hospital first opened its doors August 1, 1953 is my birthday August 1, 2009 Rodney Haddon passed away.
5: This beautiful stained glass picture was inside near the Angel fountain Our Guardian Angel watches over us day & night & protects us from danger.
6: The Wonder Worker Prayer To St. Anthony Powerful patron, model of purity, please win for me, & all devoted to you, perfect purity of body, mind, & heart. I promise by my example & counsel, to help others to the knowledge, love, & service to God. Amen
7: This Angel Fountain was in the main Entrance of St. Anthony "An angel is someone you feel like you've known forever, even though you've just met."
8: Prayer to St. Francis Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
9: Faith, Hope, Love And the greatest of these is Love
10: THE NEXT FEW PICTURES ARE OF LAKE HEFNER IN OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA WHERE CREIG WANTED TO GO VISIT & THINK ABOUT HIS LIFE & THE PLANS GOD HAD FOR HIM. HE WENT SAILING FROM TIME TO TIME WITH HIS BUDDIES & ENJOYED GOING TO THE LAKE .
11: LAKE HEFNER IN OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
13: SOME OF THE BIBLE VERSES THAT CREIG MENTIONED THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU ARE FROM THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH CHAPTER 29 VERSE 11 "FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU" DECLARES THE LORD , "PLANS TO PROSPER YOU & NOT TO HARM YOU". THE BOOK OF ISAIAH CHAPTER 40 VS 31 BUT THOSE WHO TRUST IN THE LORD WILL FIND NEW STRENGTH. THEY WILL SOAR HIGH ON WINGS LIKE EAGLES. THEY WILL RUN & NOT GROW WEARY, THEY WILL WALK & NOT FAINT. THE BOOK OF PROVERBS CHAPTER 3 VS 5 TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART & LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING IN ALL YOUR WAYS, ACKNOWLEDGE HIM , & HE WILL MAKE YOUR PATH STRAIGHT. THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL SCRIPTURES & WE CAN HOPE & PRAY THAT THIS GETS HIM THROUGH LIFE & LEAN ON THESE FOR RENEWED HOPE.
14: THE NEXT FEW PICTURES ARE OF WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WHERE RODNEY & RUTH WERE CHURCH MEMBERS FOR OVER 40 YRS. THEY WERE VERY ACTIVE IN THE CHURCH & LAST OCT. 3 & 4 2009 WAS THE FIRST RUTH HADDON ARTS FESTIVAL . IT WAS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE MISSIONS. | I VISITED THE CHURCH ON MOTHERS DAY OF MAY 10 TH 2009. I PUT IN A PRAYER REQUEST THAT GOD WOULD LEAD CREIG TO TREATMENT FOR HIS ILLNESS | WITH IN 3 WEEKS OF MY PRAYER REQUEST GOD DID LEAD CREIG RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE SAME CHURCH THAT I VISITED . IT WAS NAMED TRC "THE REFERRAL CENTER" I TOOK HIM THERE WITH HIS FIRST WIFE KAREN . CREIG AGREED TO CHECK HIMSELF IN TO GET HELP. HE WAS THERE FOR FIVE DAYS UNTIL HE WAS RUSHED TO ST. ANTHONYS HOSPITAL ON JUNE 5, 2009
17: THIS IS THE HOME OF ROD & RUTH HADDON IN OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA & WHERE THEY MOVED TO FROM CHICAGO, IL. IN THE EARLY 1970'S. THIS IS WHERE CREIG LIVED WITH THEM AFTER COMING BACK FROM COLORADO. HE LIVED WITH HIS PARENTS TO HELP HIS MOM WITH HIS DAD WHOS HEALTH WAS FAILING. HE LIVED THERE FOR ABOUT 2 YRS UNTIL HIS MOM SUDDENLY PASSED AWAY ON JAN. 26, 2009 HE SOLD THE HOME & HE LIVED IN THE LOCAL OKLAHOMA CITY AREA UNTIL HE WAS HOSPITALIZED ON JUNE 5TH, 2009.
19: RUTH HADDON APRIL 11, 1926-JANUARY 26, 2009 | RODNEY HADDON 02/04/1924- 08/01/2009
20: Creig went to Colorado to finish his program. While he was there , , he worked at the Glenwood Springs Hotel & Spa Resort. He loved the mountains. When he came back home to Oklahoma City, he told me that he wanted to go back there & wanted me to go back with him to visit. He loved the fresh mountain air & the beautiful mountains
21: GLENWOOD SPRINGS HOTEL & SPA RESORT GLENWOOD SPRINGS COLORADO
23: BETH, AS I COME TO THE END OF THIS BOOK, MAY YOU FEEL A SENSE OF PEACE & JOY IN YOUR HEART, A TRUE LOVE FOR GOD & THE KNOWLEDGE THAT GOD INDEED HAS A GREAT PLAN FOR ALL OF US . YOU HAVE BEEN A BLESSING TO ME THE EXPERIENCE IVE HAD KNOWING CREIG & WALKING WITH HIM THROUGH HIS ILLNESS HAS BEEN A FAITH BUILDING EXPERIENCE. MAY YOU KEEP HOPE IN YOUR HEART THAT ONE DAY YOU WILL COME TO KNOW CREIG IN A WAY THAT I HAVE COME TO KNOW HIM MAY GOD BLESS & KEEP YOU CLOSE @ ALL TIMES.