Grade 6

St John's
Newfoundland and Labrador

What Home Means To Me

What Home Means To Me

What does home mean to me? Home holds a special place in my heart. It’s where I can be free, like a bird being released from it’s cage. My home isn’t always a positive place. Sometimes there is negativity. But, we all have dreams and inspirations, and home is a place where those dreams come true.

A house is what you see on the outside. You look at a house and see siding, widows, a roof and a door. But open that door. See what’s inside. When you see a home, you see love, happiness, support, family, friends and food. As I walk through the front door, I get a special feeling. Some homes have been passed down through generations, from ancestors. A home is what you make it and what is on the inside.

Most importantly, home is about togetherness. Even if you only sit and eat a meal with your family. For me home is about the roof over my head, the smell in my nose and the smile I am greeted with.

Maybe this is silly, talking about an inanimate object. But, it’s where I am free, it’s where I belong and it’s my home. People come and go, but home stays. Always. Every person on this earth deserves a home to love. A place to call their own.

So I hope all can thrive in a safe place. I hope that by submitting this essay, I will be helping to give people a home. Then, maybe someone will feel the way I do about a home.