The year was 1965. It was early fall. I had just started my freshman year at Manchester College in preparation to become an OB/GYN physician. My new college roommate, John Graft, introduced me to a person, a very special person, who changed my life forever. This special person was Anita Kingery, my wife, today, and forever my life-long companion.
During that summer we both took our first plane ride and our first cruise trip to Hawaii. I remember that I obviously loved her, but more so realized what a truly unselfish, caring, and special person she was — in so many ways! This was crystal clear when she supported me in pursuing my dream of becoming a physician. When we started our family, Anita had to parent alone many times because of my responsibilities as an OB/GYN doctor. Not one time did I ever hear her complain. In fact, it was just the opposite. She always supported me and explained to our children why I was not able to be with them many times.
Her authentic qualities shined after July 29, 2001, the day of my go-cart accident that rendered me paralyzed from the waist down. Our children were in college, and Anita devoted her entire life to caring for me. She has always been there to help me — she helps assist me with putting on my clothes, turning me in the middle of the night so I don’t get pressure ulcers, and encourages me when I’m down by placing Bible verses on my desk.
Her ultimate caring gift showed in late 2018 and the winter of 2019. I became gravely ill and almost died. After my discharge from the hospital, I was restricted to bed rest for approximately 6 months. Anita took care of me without hesitation or help from others. She would bathe me, prepare my meals, give me IV antibiotics, and turn me every 3 hours around the clock. Again, she never complained. This took a mental and physical toll on her and she lost over 20 pounds. For those who know her, that is a lot of weight for her size.
On July 17, 2021, we will be married 50 years! I thank God every day that He gave me a Saint for my life-long partner. Anita has sacrificed so much for me and I am deeply appreciative for her. I pray every day that she knows how much she is loved.
Thank you, Anita, for a SPECIAL 50 years! YOU are the greatest GIFT in my LIFE.
I love you,
What a beautiful story!💜
Dear Linda, Thank you for your special words. I hope all is well with you.
So beautiful. Such true love ❤️ I
Sonya, Thank you so much.
Well done David. Anita is a special person Randall of us OB/GYN’s know the toll our speciality places on the home life.
Congrats on 50 years of a wonderful marriage.
Ron, So nice to hear from you. I hope all is well with you. My prayers continue. Thank you for thinking of Anita me on our special day.
What a GREAT couple you are and we know how special Anita is and we thank God for your witness – you are such a blessing to so many of us.
Dear Jerald and Lois. Thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate your words.
Happy 50th Anniversary! May God bless you with many more years together!
Dear Ray and Alice, So surprised to hear from you. I hope all is well. Thank you for your words.
Dr. Wolf, Anita and you are truly extraordinary people!
I will always remember your caring manner during my pregnancies and after.
Congratulations to you both on your anniversary!
Andrea, So good to hear from you. I remember your deliveries and our conversations in the office well. Thank you for your special words. I hope all is well with you.
Oh my God. How beautiful…. you made me cry!
Your wife, Anita, is the almighty and I could bet
you, she doesn’t want to be thought of that way.
It’s her love & devotion that she is doing it…
I myself, just celebrated “49” yrs. of marriage.
You have to take care of one another & in some
cases, one needs it more than the other at times.
What an inspiration to all….. Love It.
Dr. Wolf. I love that wedding photo.
We all miss hearing from you and hope to God that
you are doing well now……
Dear Sharon, It is always so good to hear from you. I hope all is well with you. Your words were so kind.
Wow! What an amazing tribute to a beautiful person from a beautiful person -you are both very selfless ,kind and generous and my life is better because of both of you -if I’ve never told you thank you just know that I absolutely am.
Peggy, You will always have a special place in my heart. I am so glad I was involved in your deliveries and you worked for me all those years. Thank you for your kind remarks.
That is a very thoughtful tribute. You are both two very special people and I can see why God made you life partners. May God bless you both on a very special anniversary. 50 years is quite an accomplishment. My parents just celebrated their 50 years last year, and I know it hasn’t always been easy for them. I know it wasn’t always easy for you both. Congratulations and wishes for many more to come.
A wonderful tribute to a woman whose love for God helped her be the wife God calls us to be. David, you’re one of the blessed ones to have found such a gem. But, I’m sure, she has similar memories of all you’ve done to make it a great life together. Congratulations to you both.
Dear Jan. So glad to hear from you. I am always looking forward to your special words. I hope all is well with you.
Congratulations on 50 years of marriage to two Wonderful, special people in my life. I am thankful to have worked with Dr. Wolf and Anita. That was truly a beautiful message for a very special lady. Enjoy your day and the years to come.
Dear Sue, Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you worked for me all those years. You have a special place in my heart.
Dr Wolf, I said many times what a special partner you must have, as you took care of me and my babies in 1982 & 1984 at 11pm.
You are very blessed but I am sure she feels the same way.
God certainly broke the mold when he made you!
Happy Anniversary to you both, and may God continue to bless you both.
Karen, It was my honor to be there for both of your deliveries. Thank you for your kind words.
Congratulations on 50 years together – what an accomplishment! Wishing you many more special years together.
Dr. Wolf – glad you made it through your illness, and thanks to Anita!
Dear Cherie, I remember you well . I appreciate your words.
I always thought the two of you were very special. Anita was a nurse who helped with my care several times at Riverside and you were involved as my physician for almost 40 years. I loved you both. May God continue to care for both of you.
Sharon, Thank you for your words of inspiration. I hope you are well. Miss seeing you.
Dave and Anita may God continue to bless your marriage. I remember being at your house in Trenton bc Anita and I were in a wives club and you were out bringing a baby into this world!
Dear Patty, Thank you so much. We both appreciate your friendship.
Cousin David, congratulations to you and Anita! Barbara and I will be 50, jan1! Your love and service to Jesus is quite a testament! Quite a story how I am the only cousin with an “e” on Wolfe👍Blessings from Arizona!
Mike, Your Dad made it official 50 years ago. I hope all is well. Congratulations on yours also.
Thank you for sharing and happy happy anniversary. Incredible milestone.
Chris, So good to hear from yo. I miss seeing you and wearing your special clothes. I hope all is well with you.
Congratulations on 50 years of marriage. May God continue to bless you both.
Jane, So good to hear from you. I hope all is well with you.
Happy 50th Anniversary David and Anita! That is quite a milestone in this day and age. You both are truly blessed to have each other. I’m so happy I got to meet you both at my sister Connie’s for your book launch in Texas! What an amazing journey you have been on. I didn’t know you were so sick a couple of years ago and glad you came through it.
Love to you both
Barbara, Thank you so much. Your words are special.
So beautiful. As our vows say “in sickness and in health “
Meg, How true your words are. Thank you.
Happy Anniversary! 50 years is an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations and best wishes for the next 50!
Brenda, Thank you so much. I don’t think it will be another 50years. Maybe in Heaven.
What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful woman. Congratulations, David and Anita on the celebration of such a milestone in your marriage
Congratulations! 50 years of marriage is a momentous event. I have never met you, but your husband was my Doctor. Happy Anniversary to my favorite Doctor and his lovely bride.
Marie, You are so special.
What a sweet story Dr. Wolf. You were a Saint to your patients.
Dear Regina, I am so glad that Anita allowed me to be the kind of physician I so much wanted to be. I hope all is well with you.
You are both blessed! You with an angel who married you for better or worse, and she with an amazing husband, father and doctor. Both of you have wonderful giving hearts. May you both be blessed with many more wonderful years together! Happy anniversary to you both!
Dear Diane, Thank you so much for your special words. We both appreciate them.
Remember your beautiful wedding very clearly!!! Congratulations on 50 years of marriage!!!! Blessings on both of you. Love and prayers.
Dear Claudia, So glad to hear from you. I hope you are well. Yes it was a special day especially since your Dad was the minister. I remember talking to him about the wedding. The day we wanted he was not available. Because of that we changed the date. It is so hard to believe it has been 50 years.
What a blesssing when a husband stays married fo 50
years to the she precious bride
And after 50 years how blessed
He was for allowing those years.
Congratulations on 50 years and may the Lord continue to bless all the rest if your lives as one!
Love, Ron and Nita Welsh
Ron and Nita. Thank you so much.
Congratulations to a very special couple. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
Thank you David and Diane for your words of congratulations. We appreciate you both.
Happy Anniversary tomorrow, Dr. Wolf and Anita!!!!! What a beautiful story of love. May the Lord continue to bless you both!
Cindy, Thank you for your words of encouragement. I miss seeing you. I hope all is well.
Wonderful tribute to your wife, Dr. Wolf. And I know of others who appreciate you in just the same way. Happy 50th!
Joyce, Thank you for taking time to read my blog and your special words.
Dr.Wolf, it is no wonder you have Anita. Your wonderful work and care,shows that you could only have such a beautiful blessed gift from God.My God’s blessings continue for many years to you both ❤️👏🏻
Dear Callistia, Thank you for your special words. I appreciate you.
Thank you David for this wonderful tribute! You are the love of my life! I thank the Lord for these 50 years he has blessed us with and His constant guidance and presence. Love you, Anita
Anita and David, Congratulations on your 50 yrs. of marriage. The years fly by but you both have that one constant-that one person who is both a spouse and a friend.
We wish you continued happiness, J&J Menna
Judy and Joe, So good to hear from you. Thank you for your special words. I hope you both are doing well.
Congratulations to both of you for 50 special years together. I remember that day well, I was a bridesmaid for Anita my best friend since grade school when her family moved to my home town, Bennett Switch. She is a wonderful person and friend.
Joyce, Thank you for your special words and being there for Anita on our special day. She appreciate your friendship.
You two are both so special. I remember living across the street from you and Raquel teaching my daughter how to ride her bicycle. You are both such a portrait of grace in each other’s lives.
Happy & blessed anniversary ❤️
Sharon, Thank you for sharing that special story. Thank you for your good wishes.
She truly is a saint. I love you both. Congratulations on 50 yrs if marriage!
Brad, She has been so special to so many. You and Raquel are two very important people in our story. We are so proud that you are our children.
Not sure my other text arrived, but I just had to let you two know how happy I am for the both of you! Congratulations and best wishes-what a milestone!
What a wonderful story! So touching and so beautiful!❤️👍🌺😊🙏🏻
Jan, Thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate your words.
Dear Dr. and Mrs. Wolf,
Congratulations on being able to celebrate your union of 50 years together!
Dr. Wolf, God knew you needed a blessed woman, one who had saintly qualities. Since you have already given many people your gifts as an OB/Gyn physician and best-selling author and humanitarian, I’m glad you are able to count on her gifts as a nurse and loving spouse.
I wish you both many more blessed, happy and healthy years of marriage.
May you celebrate this day, everyday.
With love and fondness,
Anita, Thank you for your special words. They mean a lot to Anita and me. I hope all is well with you.
God bless both of you. You are both very special people. Here’s to 50 more years!
Thank you for your kind comments.
Congratulations! Happy Anniversary to you both!! Very special people!
Kerry, Thank you so much.
Congratulations to both of you on 50 years together! Anita’s love, commitment and strength is a valuable example for spouses to model towards one another. I appreciate that you are always willing to share inspiring messages of love, courage and perseverance. God bless you both and continue to stay well.
Dear Catherine. Thank you so much for reading my blog. I miss seeing you. We are still seeing patients in Monroe.
Wonderful love story to read that is truly God-centered. Happy 50th wedding anniversary!! Thanks for sharing… I miss talking with you…
Tim, So good to hear from you. I too miss talking to you. I hope all is well with you.
Dear Anita and David,
Your marriage is an enduring example of the power of faith, commitment and love. Thank you for being there for all of us whose lives you’ve touched.
Blessings and love,
Jane and Chuck
Dear Chuck and Jane, Thank you for your friendship. It is important to both of us.
Anita and David….Wow! You’re both a Living Testimony. Life is a never ending parade of storms and obstacles. Your willingness to be transparent and share your story is a showcase of how Awesome our Father is. That there is Nothing too hard for Him; He loves us and will never leave us; He provides us with Joy and Peace as we walk along on this journey. You have been an inspiration to me for decades. And yes….marriage can be for a lifetime. Happy Anniversary!
Valerie, So nice to hear from you. Your words are so special. I hope we can have lunch again soon!
Such a beautiful story – such a wonderful, wonderful woman and an equally wonderful man. I was a longtime patient of yours.
Diane, Thank you so much for your special words. I miss seeing you. I hope all is well with you.