Hannah loved her husband so much she wished they had a baby to share their love. But Hannah and Elkanah were very old. Everyone said they were much too old to run after children now.
Hannah prayed to God to give them a baby. Then the priest in the Temple laughed at Hannah; he thought she was just being silly. But God didn't laugh.
God gave Hannah a wonderful son called Samuel, who grew up to be a very great priest and prophet, one who loved God and God's people, and who never laughed at God’s people when they prayed.