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Embracing Change

Jan 03, 2014 03:15PM ● By Anonymous

Febuary's Letter from the Editor

Perhaps no place in the country is changing as fast as the state of Texas. Austin, Houston and Dallas took the top three spots in this past year’s list of the fastest growing cities as published by Forbes. New home developments, emergent retail and rampant freeway expansions have changed our sleepy suburban homes at a pace that — in its own right — is of national significance.

However, taking advantage of so many growth opportunities comes with its share of challenges. Whether you are dealing with things as common as traffic congestion or as great as your life’s purpose, persistence in overcoming obstacles can be the driving force behind any path to a better future.

This month, as we step boldly into a new year, we feature the emotionally inspiring life story of David Rothbart. As a young boy, he overcame the effects of a severely broken home to forge his path to becoming a loving husband, father and a nationally renowned neurosurgeon. As a young adult, not only did he embrace change, but David also sought out his life’s obstacles so that he could overcome them one by one and build his own bright future.

The future is also bright for senior Southlake Carroll student, Drew Brown. The All-District placekicker and soon-to-be Nebraska Cornhusker is literally following in the footsteps of his older brother, Kris, a 1995 Southlake Carroll grad who also enjoyed kicking success at Nebraska before embarking on a 12-year NFL career predominantly with the Houston Texans.

What the future holds for David Rothbart, Drew Brown or any one of us can certainly be determined by our ability to embrace change in ourselves. I wish you success in all of your endeavors in 2014.