Happy Birthday to one of my nearest and dearest friends, Amanda Brooke! Amanda was born May 5, 1981 in West Texas from a 16-year-old Laotian princess. At 2 days old, she was adopted by 2 wonderful people who chose her as their first of many beautiful children. Amanda is a smart, strong, and faithful woman who has been one of my most loyal friends. A real "Sister in Christ". I don't know what I would do without her friendship and constant encouragement.