Aoife

Grade 6

St.John's
Newfoundland and Labrador

A Special Place

What does home mean to me? To me, home is a place where you are safe, and comfortable. Where there are no fears, only hopes and dreams…..

For me, home means support and togetherness. You and your family are a team whether you like it or not. Home is a place filled to the brim with life and laughter. It’s a place where you can always find help when you need it. You can always have a shoulder to cry on, somebody to cheer you up when you are feeling down, somebody to keep you company.

A house is a location, a place with no stories or love. A home is where a family lives, young and old. Your ancestors thrive in your home and in you. My home has lots of things in it, lots of people always coming or going. Family and friends, old and new. But the one thing that will always make me feel better is that i can always go home. Back to my community, my life, my whole world.

The reason I am submitting this, donating $10 to Habitat For Humanity, is because there are people right now that don’t have a place to call home. My home will always be a very special place to me. It bothers me that people don’t have a place they can always depend on, always come back to and welcomed with open arms. I want to change that. Whatever it takes.