Alice

Grade 6

Winnipeg
Manitoba

The Meaning of Home

A house is a structure, and only a structure, if it is not a home.

For it to be a home, it needs to:

-be filled with love, joy and compassion;

-have a caring atmosphere;

-have people you love;

-contain the bond of family togetherness;

-keep you safe from the cold, and the world, if need be.

If a house is just a structure of wood, metal, and concrete, how can it be so special?

Well, a house becomes a home, and is made special by the people living in it. Here’s what I mean.

A home is where memories are made, fights are held. And after making up and hugging it out, fun times are had.

A home is a place where you feel safe, calm, and warm. A home can be in multiple places. For example, your grandparents’ house might also feel like home, because your grandparents are still your family, therefore, it’s a home because, like I said before, a home is made special by the people living in it. Most likely, you have fun with your grandparents, or make special memories with them.

The bottom line is that a home is a lot more than what some people think, and there is more than one way to make a house a home.