Nadia Montenegro had nothing but gratitude a month before she turned 50 as she shared how thankful she is for having survived the many challenges that came her way throughout the years.
Nadia first took the time to appreciate the proof that she has “aged” and shared how she’s “loving it.”
“Turning 50 next month and embracing every wrinkle, white hair, scar, blemish, and flaw and loving it,” Nadia said.
She went on to share how grateful she is for reaching the age of 50 despite the various challenges she faced in life over the past five decades — among them being 14 surgeries.
“After 14 surgeries (3 on my blind left eye, 7 births via ceasarian, 1 ovarian cyst surgery, 2 liposuctions hahahaha opo nagpalipo pa ako nyang lagay na yan) 1 gastric lapband (obviously malfunctioned 🤪), 4 broken ribs, 2 car accidents, 1 accident falling off a 4 story building at the age of 9, lost everything in a fire at 7 yrs old, experienced 2 typhoon and flooded twice, diagnosed with WPWS (heart) l, Diabetes etc etc,” she wrote.
Nadia said she even had to go through depression after going through what she described as “life struggles and losses.”
“Life struggles and loses, losing loved ones (losing Boy was the hardest🥲), going through depression, battled several court cases,” Nadia remarked. (Former Caloocan City mayor Macario “Boy” Asistio Jr. was Nadia’s partner who died in 2017.)
Nadia believes there’s so much to be grateful for as she has grown into the woman she has become.
“Earlier on in life I entered showbiz at 11, worked all my life, struggles of the real world, now having 8 children & a single parent, with the pandemic that everyone can relate on…and so on and so forth… I am just grateful to be the woman i am now,” she said.
“Stronger, wiser, tougher and a BELIEVER OF GOD! He never gave up on me. Now that I am so much wiser than yesterday, I have found my purpose. I only have 2 choices in life. I please God not man!” she added.
She also shared an empowering message for women in time for women’s month.
“I empower every woman reading this to embrace every trial, every disappointment, diagnosis, heartbreak, defeat as a step closer to your peace of mind, happiness, finding your purpose and VICTORY in life,” she said.
“God had it all planned and no amount of gratitude can ever repay the unconditional love, grace, mercy & favor He has given me. Salvation is all I pray for!” she added. “Salute Ate, Nanay, Lola, Tita!!!”