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A Love Letter To Parents

Dear Parents,

On this Valentine’s Day, we want to express our deepest appreciation and love for all of you. You’re the unsung heroes of the world, tirelessly dedicating yourselves to the well-being and growth of your children.

You’ve introduced them to their Creator and Savior, Jesus Christ! You show them what true love is – selfless, unwavering, and all-encompassing. You give your time, your energy, your resources, and your hearts to make sure that your children have the best possible lives.

You’re their first teachers, their first protectors, and the most influential people in their lives. You’re the ones who believe in them when no one else does, who cheer them on when they succeed, and who hold them close when they fall. You’re their biggest supporters, their fiercest advocates, and their most trusted confidantes.

You’ve made countless sacrifices for your kids, often without any expectation of recognition or reward. You’ve stayed up all night with them when they were sick, held their hands through their first steps, and celebrated their every milestone. You’ve shown them what it means to be resilient, compassionate, and brave.

Your love is the foundation of their lives, and they’re so grateful for all that you are and do. They may not always say it, but your children feel it in the warmth of your hugs, the sound of your laughter, and the wisdom of your words. You’ve given them the greatest gift of all – the gift of your love!

On this day that we utilize to focus on love, we want you to know that you are loved and appreciated beyond measure. You’re the heroes, the role models, and the superstars. Your kids are so blessed to have you as their parents, and they will always cherish the love and memories you have given and continue to give them!

Happy Valentine’s Day! With Deep Love and Great Appreciation from our Saddleback Parents Team!


  • Chris Reed

    Chris married his beautiful bride, Tina, in 1990. They have three wonderful adult children, Jacob, Kaylee, and Macie Joy. Chris began pastoring at a church in Los Angeles in 1995 where he was the Children’s and Student Pastor. He was the Executive Pastor of Student Ministries at John Maxwell's church in South Florida before he came to Saddleback in 2008 as our Pastor to 20s/30s. He has since served as Singles Pastor, Small Groups Pastor, Marriages Pastor, and Parents Pastor. He is currently our Extensions Pastor, leading the charge for Saddleback Church start-ups across the US and world. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies and his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.

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