A few years ago I worked at a local title company. The girls that worked there were a tight bunch. We worked long hours so we spent a lot of time together and became fast and great friends. I have kept in touch with the majority of them since leaving the company to start my family. I was shocked today to hear that one of the sweetest, funny, amazing young women that I worked with passed away this past Monday. You can read her father's blog which chronicled Elena's fight for life at http://www.weloveelena.blogspot.com/. Elena was only 27 years old. She was full of spirit and loved life! While we had lost daily contact we would comment on each other's Facebook or MySpace pages. Elena and I hit it off right away because we shared a love of Billy Joel of all things. Over the past year or so it was so apparent to me that Elena had found the man of her dreams and that they were living a happy life together. It's such a shame she's gone. Truly a light snuffed out too soon!My thoughts, prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family, her best friends and her boyfriend! Elena will be missed.