Janessa

Grade 6

Medicine Hat
Alberta

What Home Means To Me

What Home Means To Me

Home is a very important place to me. When I walk into my home and step onto my doormat I feel like any other person,a person with a home.
Sometimes you take what you have for granted and don’t think about how lucky you are. I now know how lucky we are to have a safe place to live, a safe place to keep your secrets and best of all a place where family lives.

Everybody has bad days every now and then and when I walk into my home, my parents are there waiting for me at the kitchen table asking how my day went, I say that it wasn’t very good and they help me make it better.

The sweet smell of vegan margarine on waffles wafts through the walls. I jump out of my bed and put on a bathrobe. I walk down the stairs and sit at the table. I am lucky to be eating food in my own house. Later that day I lay in my bed with my blankets and have a nap. I think to myself “ I wonder what it would be like to not have a home and a bed, to not have a family to help and support you”.

I had my very first Easter in my house and it was very special,I know that I was loved. My sister and I like to sing and dance to K-Pop and we only do that in our house. That is where we bond and learn to love each other.

Without a home I would be a lost soul,a very sad person. I want other people to have a home and to have a chance to experience the things that I did.