Grade 5

Grand Falls-Windsor
Newfoundland and Labrador

What Home Means to Me

What Home Means to Me

To me, home doesn’t mean having a big huge house. It doesn’t mean having a small one either. It simply means having a roof over my head, a safe and comfortable place to live, and a bed to come home to have a nice relaxing sleep in a nice relaxing atmosphere.

Do you know what it’s like to have a roof over your head? You probably do, and I do too. But some people aren’t as lucky. A lot of people either can’t afford to have a house, or they could at some point but it got destroyed by a natural disaster such as an earthquake, a hurricane, a tornado, a tsunami, a volcanic eruption or economic disaster. These people should have the same privileges as everyone else. They deserve a home.

Another thing that comes to mind when I hear the word home is a safe comfortable place to live in, and a bed to sleep in in a very relaxing atmosphere. In places like Afghanistan, they don’t know if they’re safe or not because of the war in their country. They just wish they had a nice place to go at the end of a scary, traumatizing day. I hope that someday they won’t have to face this and that they will feel good to go to sleep in a comfortable place.

These words can’t describe how wonderful a safe home is. I hope that someday everyone in the whole world has a lovely place to live!