Anna

Grade 6

Oakbank
Manitoba

This Is Home

People don’t realize that a home is a lot more important than a house made from wood or cement. I’ve heard the saying “home is where the heart is”, and when you think about it, it really makes sense. A home is where you get picked up when you fall; where memories are laid to rest, and where the bad things in life don’t matter, just the good things. In a home, there can be a war going on, right outside your window, and you will still fell safe, because you are with your family. Home is that little piece inside of you that never leaves, because it stays with you no matter where you go.
My family is fractured, but we are still united as one. Even though I switch houses regularly, I call both home. Each house has their pros and cons, but no matter what, I know my family will always love me. Adults look back on their childhood and see their falls, scrapes, and bruises. I hope that when I grow up, I’ll look back on my childhood and see the blue skies, my great family, and my perfect home.
In the world, people tend to give up a lot. When something gets hard, they give a frustrated shout and say, “This is impossible!!”In my home, that is a banned phrase. When you are surrounded by your family, nothing is impossible. However unfair the world may seem, when you have a home, you can conquer the world.