This reminds us that sometimes we just take certain people or situations for granted, people who have been there for us time and time again. And again the problem is often how do we say thanks to such people. How do we let God know how much we owe him? One way in all these situations is to pay it forward, to give to others what we have been given. Mom wants to know that we will raise our children with the love that she gave to us. Your favorite teacher from school would love to know that you take time to pass along to others the lessons you learned from them. God calls us to let others know the good things we have received from him.
The best way to let mom know how much you love her is by telling someone else how much you love her. The best way to let God know how much you love him is to tell everyone you know how much he has done for you.