“Everything will be all right in the end. If it’s not all right, it is not yet the end.”

                                                                                                Simit Patel

Taj Rowland’s story is a testament to the idea that if you are willing to persevere, a Hollywood Ending may be waiting in the wings. Stolen from his family in India at a young age, sold to an orphanage, and then adopted by a couple in the United States, Taj waited years to find the happy ending he had been searching for.

Though his life in the United States had been a prosperous one, full of opportunities and successes, Taj longed to return to his former home; to find the mother he knew was awaiting his return. It did not happen quickly. It did not fall into place with ease, but Taj did not give up. He held on to his dream. He kept pressing forward despite the setbacks, and in the end, his dream became a reality.

As if in a scene from a movie, the woman who had become a distant memory was suddenly before him, weeping for the boy she had lost, and for the man who had been found.

For those of us who are still searching, we can learn great lessons from Taj’s story. Our Hollywood Ending may be just around the corner. Don’t give up. Don’t give in. A rainbow may be awaiting us on the other side of the storm.