Talia

Grade 5

Montreal
Quebec

The Meaning of Home

The Meaning of home

Home is the place where you grow up. The place where you learn to crawl, walk, and run. It is the place where you fall and get up. You feel comfortable and you feel like you could be yourself. You feel loved. When I get home, a smile starts to form on my face because it is where I do not have to worry about what someone is thinking or saying about me. Whenever I am sad or mad, I only want to be at home in my room because I know that I will feel better and procure more comfort.

Home is not necessarily a place; you can feel that you are at home in many different places. When most kids hear the word home, they think of a house. About two years ago I started understanding what my grandmother means when she says, “ A house is not a home”. What she was trying to explain to me was that you could have the biggest house in the world and still not feel warm and safe. The hope is that everyone can have a place that they can call his or her own.

Some people do not have a home or a family; it is sad to think that they could not feel safe, happy or even loved. We can help kids and grownups that do not have a home by donating money or volunteering our time to help build homes.

Even though your home is a wonderful place, bad things can still happen. You can get into a fight with your siblings or get mad at your parents. But at the end of the day, you end up learning new values or something interesting.

There is no other place like home. I am lucky to have one and wish everyone could feel the same way I do.