Grade 6

St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador

The Meaning of Home

The Meaning of Home

My home is special to me because I have a lot of memories that I can’t forget. I had a grandfather that would play with my sister and me. He would be on a chair and there would be an opening that we could crawl under so we would take turns going under the chair and my grandfather would try to tickle us. Everyday we would do this but after a few months, he went back to China. So I grew up without him and I didn’t like it. My house is also a restaurant. My mom’s dad/my grandfather was the owner but he gave it to my mom before he went to Toronto. Everyone in the family helps at the restaurant, even me. I have 3 sisters and 1 brother so my brother is trapped with 4 girls in the family. The eldest sister in my family works as a nurse. She used to help at the restaurant but she moved to Nova Scotia but she comes and visit time to time. The second oldest works as a hairstylist. She moved out with her boyfriend but she also comes to help at the restaurant on Fridays, Saturdays and sometimes on Sundays. My brother is still in school in grade 12. He wants to go to college and that’s why he’s trying to do as much work at the restaurant so he can save up. Next is my last sister. She’s in junior high school and going to high school next year. Last but not least, it’s me in grade 6 going to junior high next year. At home everyone should feel safe like being in your own bubble. Everyone doesn’t have the same home but everyone has love in their home. If you lost someone in your life, just think about happy things that make you smile because having a smile is a gift and you should always use it.
And that’s what home means to me.

By: Mina Ou