What do people think the definition of a home means? According to the American Heritage dictionary it is “a place where one lives; a residence.” A home to me is where the heart is. I used to think of my as just my place of residence until November of 2006 when it caught fire.
In November of 2006 is when my life came to a halt. I received a phone call at 6:30 in the morning from my mom. She sounded very upset and she could barely get the words to come out of her mouth. When they finally came out she said “we do not have a home anymore, it burned down.” When she said this I did not believe her so I hung up. I thought I was dreaming, until she called back. I had been staying with my friend that week because my parents went on a cruise so luckily I had some clothing. When I stood in front of what was my house I started crying. When the fire marshal finally told us we could view what was left of my home I went straight to my room to see if anything was left. Sure enough there was nothing left except my bed frame to my bed, my book shelf, and my dresser but it was at burnt and nothing but black soot was all over it. My home had been ripped from me in a matter of two hours.
Like I said before a home is a place where someone lives, a residence but I did not have one to go to anymore. I had lived in this house my whole life. I am very thankful for all of the people that helped us through this tough time. Maureen’s family took me in and let me stay there for as long as I need to. They made me feel like I had a home to go home to. Pamela and her dad went and bought me all kinds of things and Cameron gave me some clothes. School was also a very big help to me because they did a free dress day which raised nine hundred dollars. I got to spend it on clothes and other necessity items.
A home is where someone lives; a residence and we finally got one very close to Christmas. My dad really wanted our family to be together in a place that we could all call homes. I was so...