Author Archives: Andrew Sawyer

About Andrew Sawyer

I'm a foster-adoptive dad that is raising two incredibly awesome boys with my super-talented wife and trusty beagle while trusting God to provide the strength and knowledge for each step of the way.

A Phrase. A Scream. A Wink. — A Glimpse of Redemption.

In the span of a few hours on Good Friday, we saw the full spectrum of foster care. And were reminded of redemption. Continue reading

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Gut Checking Guilt

Sticks and stones may break bones, says the familiar playground rhyme. While words may never hurt, (that’s a lie) guilt can gut punch event the strongest individual. I’ve had several conversations about guilt this weekend. All related in some way … Continue reading

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Toilet Tank Thinking

Let’s talk about the potty, shall we? There are three things the toilet tank should never be.

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3 Reasons I Foster (And Adopted)

Just finished this week’s This Is Us family therapy session. (The best show on TV in years.) There’s a joke in my house that I don’t like to feel the feels. Well, tonight’s episode brought all the feels.

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Sweet Home Alabama

We didn’t know that our trip to Alabama last year was going to be the start of our new foster care journey. In fact, we didn’t know the trip would be one of the most important in our lives. 

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