Emily

Grade 5

Cambridge
Ontario

What Home Means to Me

Were you ever scared that you’d lose your home or wouldn’t have enough money to pay your mortgage? The sad truth is lots of people do, whether it’s on the other side of the world, or right in your neighborhood. Do you know some people can barely buy a house but, the house has a bad interior design.

When you think about it, you’re very fortunate to have a home, or an apartment. Some people get a home but, don’t really feel safe. Feeling safe is very important in my opinion because who wants to try anything new if they don’t feel safe with what they have already? Not me, that’s for sure!

Lots of kids are treated as if they weren’t there. I think being known is really important because they won’t want to even exist. Sometimes, people commit suicide for those reasons. Yikes!

A lot of people think they can’t trust the people in their neighborhood. Trust is another biggie because they might think they can’t tell people their feelings. That can cause stress. To me, a home needs all these comforts.

I’ve got one last question, if you lost your home and still felt safe, loved, acknowledged, and able to trust others, would you really lose your home?