A few weeks ago, we at Refuge celebrated fall with Wednesday Night Lights. The pictures below tell the story of not only the night, but also of Refuge Youth itself.
At Refuge, it is about being a family.
It is about having friends and being accepted, thumbs up, and peace signs.
Girls can play football if they want.
It is not about looking too cool for school.
We all jump into any event. We go crazy and paint our faces.
Often people feel like they have to prove themselves, or be something they are not.
They get weird looks from people. But, not at Refuge.
You can be who you are.
Paint your hair green.
Wear crazy wigs.
Life is rough and sometimes you get hurt.
This is a place you can eat.
And pose proudly. And walk away from that guy posing proudly.
Why? We are all looking up to a higher power.
Kristie may wave at you.
Quanah may yell.But we will always pick each other up,
and smile at you.
No matter how young you are,
or how cool you are,
Hadley is there to take your picture.
We love each other enough to make goofy faces,
and give crazy hugs.
We are always excited to see you!
If you are new and not ready for a picture pose, that’s ok.
Pretty soon, you will be in pictures like this!
So, sit on someone’s tailgate (because that’s what friends do)
Sydney will keep track,
Adonis will throw you a football,
Bradley will try to out throw him,
and Murr will cheer you on!
At Refuge we wave a flag for everyone. You deserve it.
Special thanks to Ott’s mom for the pics.