Mother loves, cares, worries, tells us off when we go astray, want the best in us and most of all the most merciful creatures on Earth. We will obey and sacrifice our life for our mother as long as it makes our mother happy.
Allah loves us, cares for us, has concern for us, gives us trial and tribulations to purify us, and is the Most-Merciful out of all of His creation. Yet, we choose what we want to obey and choose to hide from the laws that our nafs (ego) will struggle to follow.
Remember, we are not here to please our nafs (ego), our common goal that we all share and tend to forget is to make Allah happy and that will be sufficient enough for us in this dunya and akhira. The Gentle One who gave us all and what did we give back?