My mom died in 2008. So while I never gave Mother's Day much thought before my mom died... these days it's a constant reminder from the time spam starts getting sent (ex. mom wants a new iPad) until the holiday is over.
Of course I miss my mom, and last year I played Broken Sword in her memory. My mom always liked adventure games like Nancy Drew. I had bought her Professor Layton just before she died, and got to see how happy she was to receive it!
This year, kind of randomly I bought this game Jeanne d'Arc which happens to be by the developers of Professor Layton (Level-5). It's a fun Joan of Arc themed spin on Final Fantasy Tactics, another favorite game of mine!
Now for Diablo 3!
Great game! I killed Diablo / beat the game last night with my friend JD, former coworker at this company we built in college that I keep forgetting the name of. I also played with another friend whose mom died just a few months after mine did. He helped us beat Belial, lord of lies, at the end of Act II.
Honestly, it helps to do both of the above:
- Enjoy yourself with a friend / keep yourself occupied
- Talk to someone who gets it, who lived through the same thing