May 29, marks the 38th wedding anniversary of the Jakes family. Yes! The same energetic, God-loving family led by Bishop Thomas Dexter Jakes, the Bishop of Potters House, Texas, USA. In his usual fashion, he celebrates his wife on his social media handles. The couple have been an example of a Christian family, blessed with 5 children, 8 grandchildren and hundreds of thousands of spiritual children from all over the world, as far as his ministries extends to.
In an Instagram post, Bishop TD Jakes remembers the challenges they had encountered as a couple.
“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!”
“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.”
In the same spirit of love and appreciation, Mrs. Serita Jakes recounts his promises to her in an Instagram post. “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 to remember.”
The choice of words she used to appreciate her husband reflects his teachings and beliefs on marriage and family. “The journey has been exhilarating! The view has stripped me off 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.“
Bishop TD Jakes admits that he could not have wished for a better partner as he pledges his love for his wife Serita Jakes openly. “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!”