Pressley

Grade 6

Rossburn
Manitoba

Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is
For me, a home is a very special place for a family and a child. Home means a roof over your head when there are storms and not having a home to keep warm and be safe can be very difficult. Lots of these people don’t have a home and that is very sad. If there is one thing in the world that all of us should have is a home to stay dry and be safe.

A home can also be filled with love. Children live with their mom and dad and sometimes their relatives and lots of special memories are shared in their houses. Like Christmas, birthdays and other holidays are just a few to name. I know for me we have Christmas dinner in our home with all our relatives, but other people might not even be celebrating special occasions because they could possibly be living in their car. For people who don’t have houses, they can’t share these special memories that you and I do. Lots of people struggle with financial issues so they can’t afford houses or can’t pay rent for an apartment, so they either leave or starve themselves and their children if they have any.

I know that if I was in that situation I would be so grateful if I was chosen to have a house for me and my family. I would feel so amazing if I won because I would know that I just helped someone in need, and to me, that’s probably one of the greatest prizes of all!