I had the privilege of meeting a modern day Hannah. Actually, I already knew this precious lady. She is our family physician. She and her husband have been blessed with a baby girl after 10 years of prayers!!! Ten years!!! That must have seemed like a lifetime during the midst of it all, but now it must seem to have been worth the prayers, tears, struggles, etc. When I heard the news, I rejoiced through tears with her, praised God with her and immediately thought of Hannah and how faithful our God is.
She was deeply distressed and prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly. And she vowed a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a son, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch his head." 1 Samuel 1:10-11
And in due time Hannah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Samuel, for she said, "I have asked for him from the LORD." 1 Samuel 1:20