Marilyn

Grade 4

Toronto
Ontario

Meaning of Home

Home is a treasure, where love resides, where peace hangs around, where the hearts are united, memories are created, relatives always belong and laughter never ends. It’s structured with faith and good deeds.

I have a home where I can stay comfortable and secure. For me, home is filled with beautiful spirits of my mom, dad, sisters, grandparents, and a little brother. It’s a hug of appreciation from mom and getting piggy back from dad with kisses. It’s a friendship that can only come from my sisters. It’s happiness from cuddling my little brother.

Home is sharing a delicious meal from mom, a feeling of mouthwatering dinner from dad on special nights and feeling of healing that my parents stay awake and take care of me when I’m sick. It’s a feeling of comfort in sadness, feeling of gratitude while my needs complete and sacrifice of mom’s career. It’s a freedom that I can run around the house, dancing, singing and giggling to silly things. Sometimes, it’s shouting, crying and arguing with love. It’s giving and seeking advice, having fun, gifting, sharing memories and outing on holidays.

My home is a school where I can learn to live, love, be thankful, share and care. It’s a little church to forgive, understand, and give up. It’s very special because God is always there to guide us. It’s a playground to play with my sibling. It’s mom’s restaurant to eat food with love. It’s a resort to sleep on my own comfy bed.

I’m grateful for my home. I think of homeless who suffer to sleep in the cold on an empty stomach while I waste food and water. I wish for every child to get an education, a comfortable home, parents to care, healthy food to eat, clean water to drink, clothes to wear and healthy life to live. Finally, Home is a feeling of charity that all children who participate in this contest by helping to build a house for homeless.