Hanna

Grade 6

Barrhead
Alberta

What Home Means to Me

What Home Means To Me

Around 50,000 kids are in foster care. Many kids in foster care live in an unsafe home or with people who don’t love them. I am very lucky to have an amazing home. Home is very important to me. It means safety, family, comfort and a place with tonnes of delicious food. My home is my happy place and sadly lots of kids don’t have that.
The first thing home means to me is safety. My home makes me feel safe because I have locks on all my doors and windows. Tonnes of kids in foster care don’t have very safe homes or don’t have locks on their doors. A safe home to me also means having family and friends to keep me safe. My family and friends will protect me from anything and always be there when I need them. In my home, I am safe because no strangers are allowed in. Many kids are forced to go live with random people they don’t know. That’s what a safe home means to me.
The second thing home means to me is family. Whenever I think of home I never think of boredom because I have four very entertaining siblings. They are also always there for me when I need help or need to get out of something. I am very lucky to have such great siblings. Family to me also means my very loving parents. My parents always have and always will be there for me. They love me no matter what. Even though my cat is not a human I still love her like she’s my sister. She is really soft and fuzzy. Though my cat can be a little bit sassy sometimes I still love her. I am very lucky to have a great family because many kids in foster care don’t have siblings or even loving parents. Those are the reasons that home to me means family.
The third thing that home means to me is comfort. Home to me means comfort because I have a welcoming, warm bed to sleep in at night with soft and cozy blankets. Comfort to me also means my very amazing couch. I love my couch because I can chill on it when I don’t feel good or I am tired. Another thing that means comfort to me is having heat to keep me warm in the winter. I am very thankful for my heat in my house. Lots of kids don’t have the luxury of a heated house as I do. That is why home to me means comfort.
The last thing home means to me is food. Food means home to me because I have lots of delicious food in my fridge. I am very lucky to never have to go a night without food or never have to starve. Many kids in foster care or bad homes will go many days or nights without food. Food is also very important because it provides you with the nutrients and vitamins you need. That’s why home to me means food.
I am very happy to have the amazing home I do. I have a lot to be thankful for. Many kids don’t have a safe home as well as a loving family. In my home, I can be comfy, safe, around my family and have lots of food to eat. My home is my happy place. It means so much to me. Many kids take for granted everything they have, but I am very thankful for everything I have. That’s what home means to me.