Siobhan

Grade 6

North Battleford
Saskatchewan

LESS HOUSE AND MORE HOME

What does home mean to me? The Gage Dictionary states that : “home is a place where a person or family lives.” That is not the definition of home according to me. It is a definition of house. To me home means a place of comfort , a place of gatherings and a place of privacy. Home is where our story begins.

To commence, a home is a place of privacy. A place where you can say your secrets out loud and not be judged. It is a shelter from what others think. A home is a place that only you and your loved ones can truly enter. Privacy – like eating and drinking- is one of life’s basic requirements.

Secondly, home is a place of gatherings. Where you get together just to talk and have a good time. Assembling to celebrate holidays and birthdays which happen frequently throughout the year. The best times are always found when friends and family gather around.

Finally, home is a place of comfort. It is where you trust the company it keeps. A location where you sit around the kitchen table eating and talking with your family. You smile every time you hear their laughter. Knowing that they accept it as their home.

Home is not a structure. It is a place of gatherings, a place of privacy and a place where you have comfort. It takes money to build a house, but it takes love to make a home. What we need is less house and more home!