Iza Calzado just surprised fans and friends on her 40th birthday on Friday, August 12, that she is expecting her first child with her husband Ben Wintle!
The actress shared a photo of herself wearing an all-white ensemble that clearly made her baby bump visible. “They say life begins at 40. So I had all these big plans for my 40th year on Earth as it also coincides with my 20th year in the industry. I already completed a few of the exciting projects lined up for me and there were a few dream projects in the pipeline. I was ready to usher in this new chapter in my life,” she wrote in her post.
“Then you came along. Unexpectedly. You may not have been in my immediate plans but I instinctively knew that this was THE plan.”
She then shared how she has come to accept when God pushes her towards a path that’s different from what she intended and has put her faith in Him for what’s to come.
“In my forty years I have come to discern when God is steering me to a different direction,” she said. “A path I may not have thought of yet it always turns out to be the best for me. So now, I surrender to His will with no resistance. God’s plans are always far greater than mine and I humbly accept this new chapter of my life with a heart filled with gratitude, casting all my fears and worries aside and simply trusting in the divine timing and wisdom of life. Something deep inside me knows that you will propel me to greater heights to soar higher than ever before in ways I cannot even begin to imagine. You will give me THE WHY, THE PURPOSE, THE DIRECTION in life, and I embrace you in my life as we build, along with Ben — your dad, a FAMILY!”
“As a character of mine said in a film, “In love there is no fear.” So I will choose to live each day giving life to you vibrating from this frequency — LOVE. They were right. Life does begin at 40. Simply put, your life begins as your mother turns forty. To know that life is growing inside me is great miracle. You are my miracle. You are my guiding light. Thank You, Lord, for the most beautiful birthday gift. Our ABUNDANCE,” she ended.
(ALSO READ: Iza Calzado Says Long “Darna” Journey Was Full of “Painful Parts”)
Congratulations and happy birthday, Iza!
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