Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr, popularly called T. D. Jakes, and his wife Serita Jakes are celebrating Thirty-eight years of marriage together.
T. D. Jakes is an author, filmmaker and the bishop of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational American megachurch in Dallas, Texas, United States.
Taking to his timeline, the author of ‘Woman Thou Art Loosed’ penned a long note for his beautiful wife and shared their wedding photograph taken in 1982 when the lovebirds married:
Thirty-eight years ago, two young people sliced this cake, oblivious to the magnitude of experiences we would encounter, the fire with which we would be tried, the confluence of abject poverty and influence we would ultimately have to manage! Almost four decades later, five children, eight grandchildren, and thirty thousand spiritual children, we are still sweet to each other. ⠀
This quarantine has given me a gift of undistracted time at home, sheltering in place with you has been amazing. It has been metaphorical to our marriage. With all the dangers of life, we have been sheltered in place. As we age, I have come to realize that it isn’t just that we sheltered in place for the pandemic. We have been sheltered in His grace for thirty-eight years. ⠀
The truth is, you have been my pavilion, my haven in a storm, my amazing lover and friend, my calm and stable place! Happy Anniversary honey, you are sweeter than the cake we cut! ⠀
I loved you then, today I love you so much more! Stay with me till my pulse stops and my eyes close, stay with me till my body temperature drops and my breathing ceases, I can’t live without you! ❤️ @SeritaJakes
Serita also wrote:
In 1982, you said that you would take me places I’d never been and show me sites I’d never seen.
In 2020, you’ve taken me around the world – showed me sites too countless remember.
I never imagined that it would be my heart that you would take inside yours, to show me love I’d never known and that the sites would be the me that only you could see… Thank you for holding my heart and for being my mirror.
The journey has been exhilarating! The view has stripped me of many insecurities.
Your love for me underscores every word you’ve spoken in times of joy and through moments of relentless pain.
Because you’ve dared to escort me beyond the borders of my imagination, I learned to walk without limits because you held my hands… Happy Wedding Anniversary to my forever Groom❣️ @BishopJakes
The couple have 5 children: Sarah Jakes Roberts, Jermaine Jakes, Cora Jakes Coleman, Thomas Jakes, Jr. and Jamar Jakes.