The Seven Principles of the Proverbs 31 Woman are very key to becoming all that God intends for us to become. And the order of God first, husband second, and children third is key to a well-ordered life...not just for a period of time, but for "as long as we both shall live."

My prayer for you, dear friend, is that when all your children have grown and gone their separate ways, even though your "nest" may be empty, your home will still be full of love for your husband with deposits of treasured memories in every nook and cranny of your life. Don't wait until the kids are gone to try and catch up for the missed years. Make each day count. Right now, your marriage is becoming what it is going to be.

Yes, Valentine's Day was different last year. No pink potatoes or heart-shaped hamburgers. Instead we enjoyed a main course of special memories, a side of future hopes and dreams, and a rich dessert of intimate moments topped with a promise of more to come. And then there were two.....

  Sharon Jaynes is an international speaker and author of 10 books, including Becoming the Woman of His Dreams.  She can be reached as  Also, Sharon is the co-founder of Girlfriends in God. You can sign up for their daily devotions here.