Ben

Grade 6

Coburg
Ontario

The meaning of home

To me, home is a safe place. It’s my sunshine on a rainy day, my heat shield to the cold. It’s a place where I can express myself and let out my emotions.

To me home is somewhere to be treated equally, somewhere to be recognized, and somewhere to be loved.

To me home is family. It’s my mom, my dad, my sister and pets. It’s the feeling I carry with me every day .The feeling of reassurance that I will return to family, love and warmth. Reassurance that I will return home.

Every night I lie in bed. Thinking. Thinking about how grateful I am. And how grateful I should be. And when I do, I think of people with no family, no warmth, security and home. And by doing this I remind myself that I’m changing that. Along with so many others I’m helping and giving someone else the meaning of home.