So after a very long hiatus, I have decided to finally start to try blogging again. One of the main reasons for why I stopped blogging was because we went through a very long, difficult and stressful escrow. Thankfully we ended up getting the mortgage. After doing some work on our place, we were able to move in this past March. The whole time we were so stressed though and I really didn't know how we were going to get through it all but with God's help we made it. Some reasons for the stress-our lender pretty much lied to us about not having to pay mortgage insurance but it turned that we did have to because we put a down payment 5% rather than 10% (though he knew the whole time that we were only going to put 5% down and still originally said we would not have to pay the mortgage insurance), The bank also took forever in approving us for the loan thus jeopardizing our chances of getting the condo since the owner originally wanted a 30 day escrow which ended up becoming a 60 day escrow.
We also had a very stressful move since our 1 bedroom apartment was too small for us to pack in advance since there was no where to put the packed boxes. We had started sleeping on a blow up mattress in the living room so that our almost 1 year old daughter could sleep through the night. Then the actual day of the move was hard since we were packing and moving at the same time, while also taking care of a baby. We had issues with the contractor who was doing work on our place too.
But anyway, like I wrote before, God got us through all the difficulty. We survived! The lesson I learned was that no matter how difficult and stressful a situation/circumstance is, with God's help everything will work out in the end.