Grade 6

British Columbia

What home means to me

What home means to me.

Home is my shelter. My safety. My place of relaxation after a long stressful day, a place to lay down and enjoy the little things in life. I’m lucky to have such a big house, I’m lucky to even have a house. A house is a big part of people’s lives, it’s a place I feel safe, a place I don’t feel stressed. It doesn’t matter if the house is big or small, unless you live with multiple people then you will want a bigger house.
My house is very important to me, it’s where the people I love relax after a hard day of work. It’s where we store food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Food that is stored in the cabinets of my house. Food that some people sadly can’t afford. It’s my main source of water, clean fresh water that keeps me hydrated, water that runs through the pipes of my house, water that some people sadly can’t afford.
My house holds all these important resources, resources that keep me alive.
My big, comfortable bed is in my house. When I crawl under the covers, I wonder what it would be like without a house, living on the streets, in the rain, freezing cold, laying on the side walk, if I didn’t have a home I don’t know what I would do.
My house contains all the laughter, smiles, and happiness my family and I have shared.
My house means a lot to me, and to know that some people don’t have a nice and comfortable home like mine, this is being fixed.
Habitat for Humanity is building houses for people without a home, this is a great thing to do.