Austin

Grade 6

Barrhead
Alberta

What Home Means to Me

What Home Means To Me
About 235,000 Canadians are homeless every single year. This number has gone up by 35,000 since 2005. A home is meant to be comfortable and safe; however, some people don’t have the comfort of a home to cherish as around 35,000 Canadians are homeless every night. While most Canadians have a comfortable home, others are less fortunate and are fighting through the cold winter nights. I am fortunate to have never experienced this. This is what home means to me.
While at home I feel relaxed and safe from the dangers of the outside world. Sometimes it feels like I have a second home when I’m at my grandparents house, it’s always fun watching game shows with my Grandma and hunting with Grandpa. When I’m at my own house the sound of dice rolling onto a gameboard is a thrill as I love playing board games with my family. One thing that’s really relaxing is sleeping; however, some Canadians are less fortunate and don’t have a bed to have a relaxing nap in. These are the most relaxing and fun times at my home, I wish everyone had a comfortable home.
My family is big. I have my parents, two brothers, one sister, ten cousins, three Aunts, three Uncles, my grandparents, and my dog, that’s just my mom’s side. On the weekends, me, my brothers and sister as well as our parents watch movies or when the Oilers games are on we watch those. On my mom’s side, we have a big family gathering where my distant family comes to Alberta to have a reunion. It’s always fun having a big family dinner. Our reunions happen every five years so I´ll be 17 when it happens again. But every night I get to enjoy my mom’s fabulous cooking. At Christmas time my family has a Christmas party with my cousins and we get gifts from my Grandma and Grandpa.
Some of the things I do at my home are play video games, hangout with my family and study when I need to. Every morning I have a nice, warm cup of hot chocolate with tiny marshmallows floating around. I play games like marbles with my mom after school quite a bit. Me and my Dad go to Oil Kings games often as well. One of my favorite things to do is build Lego with my mom. We usually make a small mansion.
Homelessness is becoming more and more common in Canada and it´s only going to get worse unless we all do something. Homes are supposed to be safe, secure, and comfortable. I hope everyone can have a comfortable home sooner rather than later. Since Canada has a cold climate it takes an immediate effect on anyone. Rich or poor, anyone can be homeless in any continent or country. This is what home means to me, what does home mean to you?