Lexie

Grade 6

Barrhead
Alberta

What Home Means to Me

What Home Means To Me

Every year approximately 235,000 Canadians are homeless. I am very thankful that I have a home because my home is very important to me. I have my family, comfort, and a creative, decorated home to live in. My home is blue on the outside with a white roof and a big backyard to play and have fun in. I also have another home with my mom. It is white with a gray roof. The yard is big and there are trees around the whole back yard because my mom lives in the country. Soon my mom is going to move to a big city. It will be such a big surprise to me I wonder how great it is going to be.
The first reason why my home is so important to me is because my family is there. My family gives me the love and comfort I need. For example, if I had a bad day my mom, dad and stepmom would be there to listen to every detail and try to make me feel better. My siblings help me by not having to play alone and they keep me happy or sometimes we get mad at each other and argue. We always end up forgiving each other because that is how love works.
My second reason why my home is important to me is because I have all the comfort I need. During any time of the day, I will always have all the warm blankets and the heat going so that I will stay comfortable. Also, I have a table to eat and drink, at all my delicious meals. Also when we are not doing anything we watch movies on our light brown comfortable couch. Every night I have a big queen size bed to go sleep on with all my pillows and blankets. Also with my very colorful, cute teddy bears to sleep with and keep me comfortable.
My third reason why my home is important to me is because I have the most creative colors and decorations all around to make our home shine. In my room I have my colorful blankets on my bed, I have my lamps for light, and I have my beautiful dresser with a mirror attached to hold all my clothes. I am also very thankful for all my warm and stylish clothes I get to wear. In my home, my room is in the basement so the floor is very cold so I have a very nice, fluffy, white carpet. I step on it after I get out of bed so my feet are not cold.
My fourth reason why my home is so important to me is that I can always come to home to eat, stay warm, be comfortable, and the most important thing to me is my family. If they weren’t there, I don’t know what I would do without them. I love that every night I get to sleep in my queen size bed with all my pillows and blankets that keep me comfortable and warm at night. I am also thankful for all the food my parents buy and cook for us. Sometimes we don’t always like all the food we get but I always try to remind myself that I am lucky I have food. That makes me feel very thankful and I am.
My fifth reason why my home is important to me is all the food I get. Every day I wake up and get to go eat breakfast before I have to go to school. I also get to pack a delicious lunch for when I go to school. Every day after school I get to walk home and have supper my supper has a vegetable and meat and a side dish. Every day I get more healthy walking to school and eating healthy food like apples, oranges, vegetables, and more.

I am thankful that I have a home because my home is very important to me. I don’t know anything I would like to do without my family. Everything I love about my home is everything I get in it and all the family that can love me for who I am. Some people do not get the love I do. Some people get abused and do not get to pick who they want to be. Writing this essay makes me feel blessed that I have home unlike those who are in need. Sadly I read that about 35,000 Canadians are homeless every night! What does home mean to you?