It's a boy!
It's a boy!
Welcome Riley Langevin
God is the giver of good
gifts and children are most certainly the most blessed gift, next to
salvation through His Son Jesus! Oct 2011, almost a year from our
miscarriage, we welcomed Riley Langevin. (Riley: "Valiant and Brave"
Langevin is a family name) He was 7lbs, 6 oz. He arrived at home
about 30 seconds before the midwife arrived. He is healthy and a
In 2010 we endured our first miscarriage, at 16
weeks gestation. We were shocked and devastated. We clung to our
conviction that the Lord is the One who opens and closes the womb.
We felt led to name our baby Jeremiah David. (Name meanings: "God
has set free"/ "My Beloved") We are blessed to have had the
privilege to be chosen as his parents. We rejoice that Jeremiah will
only know the Love of our Heavenly Father!
Liana is now 6 1/2 and accepted the gift of salvation from Jesus
just yesterday! (04/16/2012) We celebrate that she is now a child of
God! Lydia is now 4 1/2 and loves pink! Jaden just turned 3 and
loves anything with wheels. Riley is such a sweet and content baby.
I'm getting older now, so not sure if the Lord will bless us with
others. But one thing I do know, is how humbled we feel to have been
given a second chance and to have been entrusted with these little
To God be the glory...~Cathy
Welcome Jaden Reuben
2009 at home, unassisted! He was three weeks early and
expertly caught by Daddy. He is our second son. Jaden means "God has
Heard" and Reuben means "Behold A Son!" We felt that was very
appropriate. We did ask God to bless us with another son. (Our first
child is our only other son. He is 19. We had 5 girls before Jaden.)
He weighed 8 lbs (!!) and 21 1/4" long. My labor was only about 3.5
hours long. We are so grateful for this precious baby! I hope
God will give him a little brother next!
We are so
excited to announce reversal baby # THREE! I am not exactly sure on
my due date, but I believe it to be around the end of April, 2009.
We give GOD all the glory! Thank you Dr. Perez for allowing the Lord
to use you to build our family and His army!
Glory to God in the Highest! He has blessed
our home with another girl! This gives us 1 boy, our oldest,
and the other 5 girls! Lydia Grace was born on June 2007. She was
7 lbs. 4 oz. She is such a JOY! Liana, our first reversal baby loves
being a big sister!
Thank you, Jesus! We are so humbled and grateful to the LORD for
His mercies and goodness to us. Our lives are now forever
changed...for the better. Get those reversals, my friends...it is
am, I took a home pregnancy test and to our shock and excitement, we
received a positive result! This will be reversal baby number 2
for us.. number 6 child in all! WOW! Six children! I can't
believe this! Looks like around June 12th, 2007 for the due date!
Welcome Liana Desiree
Born Oct 2005
We are already expecting our first
reversal baby, due early October! Thank you Lord...and thank
you Dr's Perez and Levi. God certainly has blessed you...and
Catherine, Mathieu, Aaron, Megan, Emily, Caley, and reversal Baby #1
"I beseech you therefore, bretheren, by the mercies of God, that
you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable
to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to
this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that
you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of
God." Romans 12: 1-2
Our story is not that different from many others. I recall crying
and relating to so many of the postings before us. We were young,
naive, and counseled from well meaning family to do something to
stop getting pregnant, after our fourth child. I remember all the
"logical" reasons we came up with, not really even taking into
consideration what God says about it. We had the belief at the time
that God was unclear...now that we have truly sought the Scriptures,
we now know better...GOD is very clear. Advice I was given as a teen
was "when in doubt, don't"...I wished for so many years I had heeded
that advice. I hope our reversal journey can be used to encourage
you as you read our story and witness God's faithfulness to those
who seek HIM and desire to obey HIM. He has been so very kind to us,
and His love is never failing.
On June 6, 1998 I had a tubal ligation. I remember clearly the nurse
asking me as I prepared for surgery, "Are you sure you want to do
this?" "Yes.", I lied. I thought about backing out, but thought it
was too late...I wondered how I would explain that to everyone, so I
consented and our lives took a turn onto a path we never should have
chosen. We choose "death" rather than life"...."cursing" rather than
"blessing". Harsh terminology, yet the very words GOD uses,
therefore they are appropriate.
During the next two years, I found myself in a deep, dark
depression. It was the scariest and loneliest place I have ever
been. Many days, I wanted to die, because my soul was so afflicted,
but I never could figure out WHY! I just wanted to feel happiness
again! I still had not determined why my soul was aching, but we
soon discovered, through the mercy of GOD and the illumination of
the Holy Spirit, that it was my empty womb that my spirit was crying
out for and I was grieving the loss of our fertility. These years of
grief not only made havoc on me emotionally, but our whole family
was afflicted with financial loss. That very year, 1998, we lost our
home, our cars, and Mat's job. We were financially destitute. We
were at the end God's hand of blessing was lifted. We want to convey
that God's love IS unconditional, but HIS blessings ARE conditional,
for He says in His word; IF you obey...THEN I will bless you...".
Once we linked my depression and our financial "death" to my having
the tubal ligation, we confessed and repented. We knew and accepted
God's forgiveness, but chose to seek restitution as well. We robbed
God of the control of the blessings He intended to give us. It is
like when our children steal, we not only expect them to confess and
repent, but to pay restitution for whatever it is they stole, to the
one they stole from. We feel the same way in regards to our
fertility to God. We immediately began seeking restitution. Year
after year passed, and I continued to cry out to God, seeking HIS
will and confessing my trust in HIM and in HIS timing and HIS ways.
We felt very alone in our convictions and learned very early on that
we would often be misunderstood by others on the outside of our
situation. We clung to GOD and to HIS promises. We never gave up
hope and we never stopped believing that one day, whether through
surgery or other means, God would fulfill that desire in our hearts
to have more children and honor HIM with our family and allow us
restitution in some way. All we wanted was HIS perfect will. We were
ready and willing to accept that I may not have the reversal...we
got to the point where we were OK with that too.
Gradually, year by year, God restored us financially. In October
2004, God blessed us with some unexpected funds. Oh, we had all
kinds of places we could spend that money, but knew in our hearts
that reversal surgery was where it needed to go. It was time to put
feet to our faith and walk in obedience and in alignment with our
convictions God gave us. We must pay restitution. We knew that God
would honor this act of worship to Him, as we in faith took this
step. It was a day we anticipated and hoped for for so long, but
many days wondered if we would ever be granted the opportunity to
do. What a JOY to have a hope fulfilled!
November 5, 2004, Mathieu and I flew to McAllen, TX. and then took a
shuttle to the hospital in Rio Bravo, Mexico. We arrived early, so
Dr. Perez and Dr Levi decided to take me into surgery early, at 3pm
that afternoon. I was so peaceful. I had absolutely NO fear going
into the surgery. I was so very ready, because I had prayed for this
very day for so long!
Dr. Moreno, the anesthesiologist, did my epidural. As he rolled me
onto my back, I saw Dr. Perez for the first time. I said, "Are you
Dr. Perez?" He said, "Yes, I am." "I'm Cathy," I swooned, "and
you're my hero!" I don't remember much after that. I remember
opening my eyes asking if it was over. Dr. Perez had just begun the
actual tube repair at that moment. I was crying with JOY bursting in
my soul and thanked them all so much and said, You will be blessed
for this! God will bless you!" Mathieu was able to attend my surgery
and he told me that Dr. Perez said he was blessed. I guess I was not
still enough so, Dr. Perez then said, "Someone turn her off!" LOL! I
guess I slipped back into La La Land for awhile. The whole surgery
seemed to me to only take 10 minutes, but it was 1 hour and 40
As they wheeled me out, Joe and Shelly Fender from Missouri who had
their surgery the night before, were standing in the hall waiting
for us. It was such a blessing having friends like them cheering us
on and faithfully praying for my surgery and recovery. I saw them
and gave them thumbs up!
The next 24 hours were very difficult for me. Not feeling my legs
and the itchy feeling of coming out of an epidural was torturous to
me. I was also at the end of a cold and could not cough, so at one
point I felt that I could not catch my breath. I was put on oxygen
and prayed for by Mathieu and the dear Fenders, and soon was able to
relax and sleep. We felt that the enemy was trying to instill fear
into my heart and rob me of my joy. We won't allow that to happen.
As I type, I am 6 days post op. and I really feel great! I still
walk around like an 80 year old, but I am whole and looking forward
to completely walking out my convictions and trusting GOD for a baby
and for HIS timing and will. God is faithful. God answers prayer.
Get your hopes up and wait expectantly!
"The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who
seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the
salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3: 25-26
In Christ's love always,
Mathieu and Cathy Lemay
ages 37 and 34; AZ.
TL: 06/98; Had the Hulca clips
TR: 11/05/04 by Dr. Perez
Tube lengths: 5-6 cm each side,
given 90+% chance to conceive
4 reversal blessings