Today , as I was aching to be near some particular friends and family, a new realization overtook me with joy; in place of the sorrow I was beginning to experience. It struck me that I will get to spend forever in Heaven with the people whom I miss the most now. That’s it. Sometimes I get such an ache to feel the closeness and nearness of God, and He tells me to just trust that He is near. One day I will never again experience the ache for intimacy. For now, it seems to be one of the most real longings.