Shawna

Grade 5

Brampton
Ontario

What Home Means To Me….

We all have different understandings and meanings of what “home” is. Older people live in retirement homes others like me live in houses. Some are big and some are small. Then there are those who live in apartments and those who don’t even have a roof over their heads. Home should make you feel safe. A place where you belong. A house might have a price but anywhere can be home, as long as you have family. It might not be your real family they just need to make you feel loved. You feel that you can be yourself and that no one will make you feel less than you are.
During the holidays. Most people say “I will have the perfect holiday as long as I’m with you.” It’s true. A house is a solid shelter a home just needs love in it. Home is where you are provided for and your needs are met. Food, water, clothes and shelter. Home could mean family fun, playing video or bored games. Home is where you have traditions it might be hanging out with family cousins who live far away. Home is where you feel special when you don’t anywhere else. When people make you feel sad, it’s where you come to just relax. Home is where there is love, joy, peace, patients, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and gentleness. Sometimes it’s where we feel alone but our family makes you feel loved again. It makes you feel invincible when your around your family in home. Most people are fortunate to live in a house with a roof and walls. Others are not so lucky, they live under bridges that’s where there home is. Its where they feel most comfortable and loved. Home truly is “where the heart is.”