Shannon

Grade 6

Kenilworth
Ontario

My Meaning of Home

My Meaning of Home
By: Shannon McHugh

What does home mean to you? Home to me can be whatever you want it to be, it could be family, safety, your friends, it might not even be a building or your house. To me home is my family, being safe and comfortable, and lastly home is whatever makes you feel safe.

My home is where my family is. They support me when I need them the most, like
when something happens at school or when I had my braces put on. They are always there for me and are super loving and caring; I don’t know what I do without them. My family also makes me laugh all the time, I can’t remember a time where I was down and my parents didn’t make me laugh. Furthermore, my dog comforts me when I feel sad or mad, and whenever I have a lot of energy, he is always there to burn off some energy too. This is how my family makes me feel at home.

Home is also where I feel safe and comfortable. I can be myself and no one will judge me, my room also makes me feel comfortable because it helps me get away from everything. People make me feel safe, like how my family and my dog make me feel comfortable and safe. Moreover, I feel relaxed and safe at home. At home there are also locked doors where I have privacy and can be alone if I need or want to be alone. Also, my dad and my dog makes me feel safe at home because they can protect me from anyone or anything that poses a threat. That is why I feel safe and comfortable at home.

Finally, home doesn’t have to be a building; home can be whatever makes you feel safe and relaxed. To other people their home can be a foster home, orphanage, or a homeless shelter. Some people can have two homes if their parents are divorced. People can even feel more comfortable in one home even though they have two. Home could also be music if that is the thing that makes you feel safe and relaxed. Additionally, a home could be a hospital if someone is sick. Home might even be a friend’s house, if you feel safer there than at your house. That is why people might feel at home somewhere that isn’t their immediate household.

In conclusion, home to me is not an object or building, to me it’s my family. To other people it could be anything, for example, home could be two different houses, family, friends, safety, and more. What’s your meaning of home I’d really like to know?