What? That’s what I thought too. I never had an imaginary friend as a child, so I didn’t really understand that kids actually have them. Steven, our oldest, had one when he was about 2, and his name was Omadidy (oh-ma-did-e). About all that we really knew about Omadidy was that Steven talked about him at home a lot and that he lived in the library. This was our first and last experience with an imaginary friend, and it was fairly short lived. I suppose that once you are surrounded by many brothers, the need for an imaginary friend fades into the background.
Omadidy did teach me something though. From this experience, I have come to the conclusion that all of us, with the exception of Voldemort perhaps, want and need at least one good friend, even from an early stage. This friend can be a sibling, a neighbor, a spouse, or anyone else that has our best in mind. It is our true friends that bring fullness to our lives. They rejoice with us in good times, share our burdens in bad times, and help us to become better each day. Find a way to make a true friend today and then do what you can to be a true friend to them.