Then Elkanah her husband said to her,
“Hannah, why do you weep, why aren’t you eating, and why is your heart sad?
Am I not better to you than ten sons?”
1 Samuel 1:8
Hannah really, really wanted babies. She was a woman, she lived in a culture that exalted motherhood, and she had an adversary who tormented her with gloating and scorn, for her adversary ...