Grade 5


The Meaning of Home

To me, a home isn’t just a house. A home is a home, that you need to love. My home gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. I think everyone should feel that feeling of being home. In other words, I think everyone deserves a home that they love, and a home that loves them. A home can’t be any old house, a home needs to reunite families.

My home means everything to me, and I would be heartbroken if I lost it. Every night, before I go to bed, I think “What would it be like if I had no home at all?” and I know that living on a sidewalk would not give you a warm and fuzzy feeling at all. My home to me is like my family, and every time I come home from anywhere, I am glad that my home is a place to go.

For me, having a roof over my head is very important, and I can’t imagine what it would be like to be homeless. Homelessness can happen to anyone, that is the problem. Anything can affect money, and a home, such as addiction to drugs or an illness. If I did not have one, then I would feel things I’ve never felt at home. I can feel sadness at home, but even my home and family could cheer me up. Not all houses are homes, because they do not make people feel happy or safe. Luckily, my home makes me and my family feel safe, and happy.

I think a home is one of the most important things in life, for me of course, and some people do not realize how fortunate they are to have a home, and that some people are unfortunate enough to live without one.