“The pitcher must be emptied before it can be filled anew” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Breanne Griffiths by © Aaron McCullough

Image by © Aaron McCullough

An Interview with Breanne

Q. What is the best memory you have from a previous birthday?

A. My (now) husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I jokingly said I wanted a diamond ring- thinking it would never happen. For my 23rd birthday guess what I got- a proposal and a diamond ring. 

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. The day I turned 5 I thought I would be able to go to school- I got my back pack out, got dressed and insisted that my parents take me to the nearest bus stop….however they had to explain to me that I was going to have to wait a whole year before I could start school. As, (at this time) you had to turn 5 before September 30th. I was not impressed!

Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that surprised you most?

A. An engagement ring.

Q. Is there a food or dish that you insist on eating on your birthday?

A. DQ Ice cream cake.

Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?

A. Celebrating with family and friends.

Q. Do you have any traditions or thing you always do to celebrate a birthday? What is it?

A. My dad’s birthday is November 3rd (one day after mine) so before moving out west we would always celebrate our birthdays together.