Amelia

Grade 6

Whitby
Ontario

Home to Me

Home to me is a safe place where you can say what you would like to without being judged for it, where there is family, and where it is a loving place.

Home is a safe place that you can express how you feel without feeling like you have to bubble up your emotions inside of you. For example, if I was to get bullied I know that I could go to my house to talk to my family because I know that my home is a safe place that I can express my feelings. Home is a safe place.

The family inside your house makes it a loving place. On my birthday, my family sings to me and gets me gifts. It makes me feel loved. If they didn’t love they wouldn’t do that. The simple things are good too. For example every night, my mom and dad say goodnight to me. This makes me feel loved because I know that they care. When I feel like this I know that I’m at home.

Having family inside a house makes that place home. For example, when I was little I used to live with my grandma. We were really close. Eventually, my mom, dad and I moved to a new town without my grandma.. When we settled into our house, it was not my home yet because my home was still my grandma’s house. Then I realized something. It does not matter where I live, as long as I have my family with me.

That is what makes my house turn into a home. Home is where the heart is and to me, that is where I’m important I can be me and I have loved ones beside me. That is the meaning of home to me.