I read the most amazing thing yesterday. It was an interpretation of Isaiah 40, essentially, verse 1, Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
Comfort for God's People. We are all God's people.
How does one otherwise begin such a ministry of sorrow had they not first experienced it themselves? Trained to learn that heartache to ease that very same heartache in someone else. Maybe God teaches some of us this path to lessen the ache on another who's path is the same.
I have found great comfort myself in reaching out to others and trying to help them through the very same thing I am going through.
Maybe Hannah's sweet spirit is a spirit of comfort itself.