Day 1: Explain the meaning of your name.

Hannah - Hebrew origin that means "favor" or "grace of God".

My name came from a biblical character who was the wife of a man named "Elkanah". He had a different wife named Penniah who had his children while Hannah remained barren. After a "blessing" from Eli, Hannah became pregnant with their son, Samuel.

I believe my parents named me Hannah because they have been in a similar situation. My mother was unable to have children of her own, so my parents decided to adopt (which is where my sister and I came in). To them, it was a miracle that they had found children to love and raise as their own. This is why I was named Hannah; because my parents believe I'm a blessing.