Helen Keller was a remarkable person. She was deaf and blind ever since she reached 19 months, but that didn’t stop her from having a great life.
At first, Helen did, however, feel like life wasn’t worth living. She couldn’t find joy in her life, she couldn’t communicate with others, or even see anything. She was stuck in her own prison. But then, she met Alexander Graham Bell. Helen felt as if Alexander understood her, and felt as if he really cared for her. She said that she, “Fell in love with him at once”.
That was the start of Helen’s way out of her prison. Another big turning point in her life was when she went on a trip. They were going through different cities on a train, and at one stop, they arrived at a place where there were also other blind children. She felt as if she could actually relate to them, and felt a great sympathy for them. This helped her to come more out of her shell. But the most important part was probably when she met her teacher, Sullivan. She described Sullivan as one whom she couldn’t live without. Through whom every single part of her life was related too. Sullivan taught her how to talk, sign language, and even how to read. Helen spent every moment of her time with Sullivan, and later, because of Sullivan, managed to graduate from college with a degree. But one of the things that helped Helen through every point of her life, was God. God helped Helen through all the obstacles in her life.
Now I am not trying to make it seem as if Sullivan was the only reason why Helen succeeded, but only that Sullivan was one of the big reasons. Why Helen managed to get out of her shell was mostly herself, and God. Helen managed to crawl out of the big hole that she was in, to break out of her prison. Now our prison’s might not be like Helen’s, blindness or deafness. But you should know, that whatever prison’s you are in, that God is in control. It might not seem like it, but God does have a plan for your life.