One thing about heaven is that you don’t have to go some place else to find it or to be there. For the Kingdom of heaven is within you (Luke 17:21).
“The ‘divine Ephraim’ says, ‘How can you say that we cannot be saved in the midst of the world? If you wish I will tell you briefly: it is not the place that saves, but a heart and will turned towards God. Adam in paradise, and in great tranquility, drowned, while Lot among the Sodomites, as it were on the waves of the sea, was saved. Saul in his royal palace lost this life and the next, while Job sitting among the ashes amidst great misfortunes, received the crown of the just.'” (Ford, David and Mary, Marriage As A Path to Holiness: Lives of Married Saints, pg xliii)