What’s in a Name short story – ‘E’ For Elaine – Shining Brightly

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Wow – a moving and lovely story from Sally today. These scenes probably really happen in some lives. Sad but very sweet too.

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The Greek and French meaning of the name Elaine is Shining Light or the Bright One.

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Agapanthus, the “Lily of the Nile” is native to South Africa. The variation ‘Elaine’ grows up to 36 inches and has green strap like leaves with dark violet-blue flowers which certainly adds brightness to a garden.

What’s in a name –  ‘E’ for Elaine – Shining Brightly

Elaine lay under the warmth of the duvet and her hand crept across the mattress to touch her husband’s hand. Not enough to wake him but just a gentle touch to remind her of his presence. Jack’s even breathing and gentle snore was comforting and Elaine smiled to herself, savouring the delicious secret that she was desperate to reveal.

She had been saving up the news until today as a gift for Jack’s birthday. They had been married for two years and she knew that his greatest…

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