Chloe

Grade 5

Winnipeg
Manitoba

Meaning of Home

What is home you ask? Well, I am going to be writing about the meaning of home.

The importance of having your own home is being able to have privacy, have a roof over your head, a place to sleep, being warm and dry and knowing that you are in a safe place. But not all people have it this way. The importance of a sense of belonging is knowing that you are part of something. For me, wherever I’m with my family is home for me. A house with people or family who have respect, love, and understand each other is what I call home. Having a home can make you happy because you’re able to be with your loved ones.

In the Fatty Legs and Stranger at Home series by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, home means being around your family and spending time with them. Margaret was sent to a residential school. At the residential school Margaret lost her culture. But when she returned home she discovered her culture again with the help of her family. In Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne was an orphan who lived in many places but not all of them felt like home.

I believe that there is no perfect home. Home for me is where I feel loved, cared for and important. We cannot call everyone’s house a home but there is no place like home.