Our Nice View family is growing… On 13 June 2009, we received once again a phone call from the Youth Welfare Office. A newborn cannot stay with his mother and needs to be picked up.
A social worker had been informed that a mother could not take care of her newborn. She lives on the street and it is feared for the safety of the baby. The social worker went to look for the mother and had to witness that the mother administers painkillers to her baby. It had become clear to her that the baby needs immedate help and she informed the Youth Welfare Office.
When the call reached us, we looked immediately for the most necessary things like nappies, clothes and a baby bottle, and Gudrun left right away to pick the baby up.
Only by means of a trick and with support of the police it was possible to separate the disoriented mother from her baby and to take it to Nice View.
The baby is a boy and approximately one week old. We have given him the name Tim. Tim is luckily physically in a very good condition and has only a harmless eye infection. However, the result of the HIV test is still outstanding.
August 2009: Luckily, Tim is HIV negative and a baby that is developed completely normal. He has gained weight and participates in the happenings around him. As Michelle he is a happy baby and laughs a lot.
November 2010: Tim belongs to the quieter children. He is very clever and can climb very well now. He is always active, likes to play with Michelle and the other little ones, and you have to watch out that he does not hurt you with the tricycle.
April 2012: Tim attends kindergarten now and is in the baby class. He is still pretty quite, very protective, helpful and happy when he is called ‚little monkey’. The latter because he is a very good climber. Unfortunately, the older boys have shown him how to shoot stones with an uninflated balloon. Pretty painful when he hits you….But that’s how little boys are. Tim is very sympathetic and understands that it is quite painful to climb over somebodies swollen ankle. He immediately stops while others continue.
November 2013: We always thought that Tim is a particular sweet boy. He is, but we had to find out that he is a sly old dog. Tim is intelligent and will soon be promoted from baby class to playgroup (kindergarten).
January 2016: Tim is on one hand very quiet but on the other hand very active and brave. He is a good and keen soccer player and gets on well with the other children. Since January he is in class 1 and a very good pupil.
November 2019: Tim, still a very good pupil, now attends class 4. He takes flute lessons and is a passionate, talented dancer.