Zaira

Grade 6

North York
Ontario

Meaning of Home

When I was born into this world, I was first introduced to a place that I would be raised and make memories. A shelter where I would make my first steps, explore new things, and grow with love and care.The place I love to call home.

To me, home is a special place in my heart. It is where my special moments are stored and is a place filled with the people I love. Thinking of home makes me feel warm and happy inside, with thoughts of playing with my brother or my parents’ homemade food. It’s a place where I can really be myself and I am at comfort. Even on the toughest days, and the obstacles we all go through in life, home is the only place that can brighten up my day and leave a smile on my face. It’s not only home that fills me with joy, but the people in it, who built the foundation of our home from the start and build up, making the place we love greatly. Without our home, I wouldn’t have that place to share happiness and wouldn’t have a shelter that gave me the things I have today.

That is why I am so grateful for having a shelter where I can make cherishable memories and be free. It doesn’t really matter how big or small a home is, whether it’s a house or an apartment, or even if it’s in the city or in the countryside, it’s our home and its boundaries doesn’t stop us from it being ours. So every day, I am thankful for having a place I can truly call home.