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K is for ….


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So today I’m going to introduce you to my eldest child.. my “Son from Another Mother”   We all call him Kit.. my husband tried to name him “Kit” after his hero the comic book character “Kit Walker” AKA The Phantom, the ghost who walks, the man who never dies, the one who is “rough  roughnecks” sorry! I’ve lived with this for the last 15 years it wears off on you!!


The Phantom guards the entrance to the Children’s sleeping areas fondly known as theSkull cave

But again I digress.. my Husband is obsessed in a good way with the Phantom and that might be a post all of its own.. he wanted to name his son “Kit Jay” but decided to go with “Christopher Jay Hine” The idea of calling “Kit” “Chris” just seems wrong, so no one calls him “Chris” he is… “Kit” except on facebook, he’s Kittapiller, also cute!

So Kit was born on May 25th 1988, a Centenary year for Australia so he got some special coin minted for Centenary babies born in that year, given to him by the staff at the Bundaberg Hospital in far North Queensland where he was born.

I first met Kit as an 11-year-old, he turned 12 that year and started secondary school,  he was living with his Dad in Sunbury when I met my Bloke, I remember one of the first school holidays Kit had, he came and spent the days with me and the Children while Rob worked, and we spent his school holidays catching up on his school homework. To say Kit enjoyed school would stretch anyone’s imagination, he tolerated school, he did not enjoy being locked indoors when there was so much else he could be doing. Although through helping Kit with his homework, I learn about some new authors and one series of books “Tomorrow when the War began” by John Marsden became a family favourite. Another one he’d left till the very last-minute was “A Bridge to Wiseman’s Cove” and he asked me “Kim can you help me please?” so I sat with him and flicked through the book helping him to answer the questions  he needed and to write his essay, as I flicked through it I thought “this book seems ok,” so once he was finished with it I went on and read it, My Star son has also just read it.


They’re a weird Mob, but they’re our mob!

When we moved to Sunbury, Kit went from being an only child and having his Dad to himself, to having to share not only his Dad and his house but also his room, now that I look back I am sorry I did that to Kit, we bombarded him. We worked out pretty quickly that it wasn’t working so when we brought the bigger house we gave Kit his own room.

Blended” families are NOT easy, and I don’t care who tells you they are I swear they are lying. No one wants things to be hard, but you can’t take two different sets of family and combine them into one without a lot of hard times, tears and tantrums, and my family were no different. That is unless your name happens to be “Brady” and you have a live in maid called “Alice” then it might be fun and games and love and sunshine.. that did NOT happen in our house.

Kit went from an only child to the eldest of five siblings, I was sadly not as present for Kit as I should have been I was very focused on newborn Star Son and 8 yr old troubled child Jarrah. So while I dd everything for Kt that I should have done I was not there emotionally for him, it was all too hard, and I regret that A LOT.

When Kit turned 16 yrs old, he decided that he’d had enough of school and it all came to a head when he failed every subject and his Dad was greatly disappointed and they got into a very heated discussion.. as I played referee and separated them into separate rooms to calm down, Kit did a runner, he left the house and refused to return. The Bloke, knew where he was and tried to calm thins down and get Kit home, but then speaking to Kits friends Mum, he agreed to let Kit have a few days to calm down and then get together to talk calmly.. sounded like a feasible plan. BUT then on the Monday when Kit knew his Dad was at work, he came home with the girlfriend and her Mum and packed his stuff into garbage bags and left.. within a space of 20 minutes he was gone… the thing that hurt the most about it all was that he took the Kitten as well.


The Oldest Son and the Youngest Son at Amber’s 21st in March 2013

The Bloke felt hurt, he felt betrayed and he mostly felt abandoned and for about 3 months, life was hard and rough. I reminded the Bloke (never realizing that I too would be reciting that same thing a few years later as My Son Jarrah left me) “if you love something let it go, if it comes back it’s yours if it doesn’t it never was” We are only here to hold their hands a short while and then we have to set them free… but the Bloke was hoping for a few more than 16 years with his son.

Kit however moved on and upwards and the girlfriends Mother took over his care, “The Bloke” was devastated that his son whom he loved more than anything would just leave him like that. And no amount of trying to get them to talk would work.

Eventually Kit got work, he moved away further to Castlemaine, he made his own friends who had different life styles to us, and different from his Dad had hoped for him, but really Kit is just a mini version of his Dad. When the Bloke was in his late 20’s he and his best friend Ron, brought an old Dodge Ambulance and fixed it up and traveled around parts of Australia, living and working, when I remind the Bloke of THAT he says “yeah, but I came home and settled down, I had  schooling to support me to get a well paid job” it doesn’t matter… we might not agree with Kit’s lifestyle, we fondly call him “our wild hippie child” he wears dreadlocks and has piercings and tattoos, and so he doesn’t look like everyone else, he also thinks outside the box, but he’s smart and when he has a plan and wants to fulfill it he will find work and settle down.

Like the time in about 2011, he decided he wanted to go to Israel and meet his then girlfriends family, he got himself a job, he moved home for three months and saved every cent he could, and he went to Israel. I told my Bloke “he’s doing more with his life than we are, sure he doesn’t have a conventional job, and he probably wont ever buy a house, he might not give the Bloke grandchildren but he’s happy and he’s travelling and living life” I must confess I wished I was going to Israel with him.


Kit in Israel 2011.

Currently Kit is working his way around New Zealand, he goes “WOOFING” which stands for “Working On Organic Farms” When Kit decided to go to New Zealand, he decided to take his Dog “Dooley” and it ended up costing more to take his dog than it did to take himself. Kit can go anywhere and find himself some work, enough to feed himself and to get a bed for a while he’s just as happy to camp somewhere. He’s actually working at the moment and saved himself enough to get a car and is now saving for a boat! and we his “Parents” are saving to go to New Zealand to visit him.

We are coming to the end of the immediate family.. We have two more Star Son who you will meet at letter “W” and The Bloke you’ll meet at letter “R” there are a few extras  who will be filed under “L” My cousin Lee, “N” Nieces and Nephews, “O” other family, they will include in laws and outlaws and maybe a sibling.

Blogging through the bible with Good Morning Girls and Heart of Esther… Genesis… Oh LOTS!!

Learning about Noah

Learning about Joseph

First of all I want to apologize because I know some people (Thank you Terri Deiley from Pennsylvania) actually read my Bible study posts… Sorry for the delay in between last posts. We went away camping for a week and had limited internet connection, so I didn’t blog for the time I was away and since I’ve been back life has hit me at full speed.. but I’m going to attempt to do a short update on each chapter…hang on, hold it.. that’s an awful long post.. my last one was Genesis 29.. EEK now I’m up to 47.. that’s 18 chapters, so I’m NOT going to do that!I’ll recap last weeks and then on Sunday night recap this weeks studies. Forgive me for missing so many in between..Sometimes life just gets too busy and I try to juggle and end up missing all the balls Laughing!

Blogging through the Bible

Blogging through the Bible

So right now I have no clue what week I am even up to.. but it doesn’t matter what matters is… I studied every day and I spoke to the Lord every day, I even spoke to him face to face one day at the Abbotsford Convent read about that in this post.. https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/nablopomo-2014-day-9-abbortsford-convent-and-salads/

Jesus on the Cross

Jesus on the Cross

We had a quiet word and I got a bit emotional… So see, it doesn’t matter what week I am up to what matters is I am having a relationship with the Lord every single day, prayer, studies and quiet time in his word and now The Daniel Plan is working on the body that he gave me




Monday- Genesis 37:21-23 

Scripture: “When Reuben heard this he tried to rescue him from their hands. “Let’s not take his life” he said “Don’t shed any blood, throw him into the cistern here in the wilderness, but don’t lay a hand on him” Reuben said this to rescue him (Joseph) from them (his jealous brothers) and take him back to his father.  So when Joseph came to his brothers they stripped him of his robe the ornate robe he was wearing”


  • Reuben managed to save Joseph by throwing him into the cistern, rather than letting the brothers kill him
  • Reuben refused to spill his blood, he’s a good man.
  • The other brothers were consumed by jealousy and were not God-fearing men.

Tuesday- Genesis 38:25 & 26

Scripture- “As she was brought out she sent a message to her father-in-law. “I am pregnant by the man who owns these” She said and she added “See if you recognize whose seal and cord and staff these are” Judah recognized them and said “She is more righteous than I, Since I would not give her my son Shelah” and he did not sleep with her again”


  • Judah slept with his daughter-in-law who had disguised herself as a prostitute.
  • Tamar asked for a token until payment could be made
  • Tamar arranged for a payment for the “prostitute” not realizing it was his daughter-in-law Tamar.

Wednesday- Genesis 39:19-21

Scripture- “When his (Joseph) master heard the story his wife told him, saying “This is how your slave treated me” he (The Pharaoh) burned with anger. Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison, in the place where the kings prisoners were contained. But while Joseph was there in prison, the Lord was with him, he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warder.”


  • The Lord was with Joseph ALL the time, so he gave Joseph favor because Joseph walked with the Lord.
  • The Lord knew the truth of the matter with the king’s wife so he blessed Joseph with kindness while he was in jail.
  • The Lord sees people’s hearts and knows them inside and out and he will reward them for their loyalty.

Thursday- Genesis 40:21-23

Scripture- “He restored the Chief cup bearer to his position, so that he once again put the cup into the Pharaoh’s hand – but he impaled the Chief baker, just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation. The chief cupbearer , however, did not remember Joseph, he forgot him”


  • Joseph was in the Lord’s favor and so was able to correctly interperate the dreams of the Chief cup-bearer and the Chief baker
  • All Joseph asked in return was that the Chief Cup bearer remember his name, which he did not.

Friday- Genesis 41:25-27

Scripture- “Then Joseph said to the Pharaoh, “The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do. The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good grains are seven years, it is one and the same dream. The seven ugly cows that came up afterwards are seven years, and so they are seven heads of worthless heads of grains scorched by the east winds, they are seven years of famine”


  • The Lord favored Joseph by giving him the ability to interperate dreams.
  • This ability lead Joseph to hold a high position within the Pharaoh’s kingdom

Saturday- Genesis 42:6 & 7

Scripture- “Now Joseph was the governor of  the land, the person who sold grains to all the people. So when Joseph’s brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground. As soon as Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger and spoke harshly to them “Where are you from?” he asked “From the land of Canaan” they replied “to buy food”


  • These brothers misused Joseph and sold him into slavery, he was testing them.
  • The older brothers did as they were told, went back to their father to bring the younger brother Benjamin.

Sunday- Genesis 43:29 & 30

Scripture- “As he looked about and saw his brother Benjamin, his own Mother’s son, he asked “is this your youngest brother, the one you told me about?” and he said “God be gracious to you, my son” Deeply moved at the sight of his brother, Joseph hurried out and looked for a place to weep. He went into his private room and wept there.”


  • Joseph blessed his own brother from his own Mother upon their meeting.
  • Joseph did not mean harm to his brothers he just wanted a way to meet his brother Benjamin.

{On this day I posted  a question, the first time I have asked the Lord for anything for myself. Reading about all these family reunions I wondered if the Lord had a message he was trying to get through my fat head. So I asked him “Do I need to do more? please guide me in your wisdom” I wrote that at 7.20 am and went about my day as usual, that night we went to visit my M-I-L and God revealed a surprise.. you can read about it in this posting here: https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/nablopomo-2014-day-13-serendipity-or/  }

Then there was so kind of hiccup, I don’t know what I did, I think I worked over the weekend when we were not supposed to.. but somehow I got ahead of the rest of the group, so I stopped a few days and then I was behind or something.. I got totally lost!!

So Scriptures 44 and 45 have no days allocated to them.. confused yet?? I know I am…

Genesis 44:32-35

Scripture- “You servant guaranteed the boys safety to my father, I said “If I do not bring him back to you, I will bear the blame before you, I will bear the blame before you my father, all my life” Now then please let your servant remain here as my lords slave in place of the boy, and let the boy return with his brothers. How can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? Do not let me see the misery that would come on my father”


  • Judah guaranteed  Benjamin’s safety to Israel  so Judah offered himself as a slave in place of Benjamin.
  • This was a test from Joseph to see if his brothers regretted the way they treated him all those years ago.

Genesis 45:7-9

Scripture- “But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.Now hurry back to my father and say to him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; don’t delay”


  • Because he (Joesph) so believed in God, he put his faith in God’s will and turned a negative situation into a positive one.
  • Now he is using his new God-given talents to help those who hurt him the most FORGIVENESS!!!

So again I felt like this was a bit of a personal message to me about turning a bad situation with my siblings into a more positive one. So I asked him for further guidance. As I was putting away my bible (usually I am so careful because the pages are so thin I hate them creased) and it fell open randomly and there was a highlighted section obviously from a previous bible study and it was on Proverbs Chapter 12 verse 15 and this is what it said

Proverbs 12:15The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice

So Fools and Wise ones.. I am definitely awaiting more advice!!

I’ll be back on Sunday with this week’s Blogging through the Bible, this week we finish Genesis and I have really enjoyed it. I have heard of Joseph and his Technicolor coat, mainly through Dolly Parton’s classic.

Have a great rest of the week meet you back here Sunday for Bible Study and Genesis 45- 50!

Here’s one more to leave you with…