Grade 5


The Meaning of Home

“Home” has such a deep meaning. Home is where you belong. It does not always mean a house. Your home is where you feel comfortable, safe and happy. It is where you live, laugh, learn and connect to.
There are many immigrants in my family. My Nana, for instance, grew up in Ireland. Though she now lives in Canada her home is Ireland because that’s where she connects to and where she grew up.
Oxford Dictionary claims that the definition of home is “the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of family or household.” I do not agree with this because, as I just stated, your home doesn’t need to be your house. Marvin J. Ashton once said “Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we are loved and can be loved.”. Another amazing quote by Maya Angelou is “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” I could not agree with these quotes more.
Home is a feeling. It’s like when you walk inside after a long cold day and you smell freshly baked cookies. It’s like the feeling you get when you get a big hug from someone you love.
Your home is like your sanctuary. You are happy there. Now, let’s go home!