Since no one is bothering to actually answer your question, allow me to take a shot.
link is actually very real. He's a metaphor. In many stories, legends, and mythologies, he is the personification of death, though he makes no judgment on your eternal soul. He, like death, simply is, and he, like death, simply exists to take you away from this life. He doesn't shepherd you to Heaven, Hell, or Limbo. He just shepherds you into death.
In common modern perception of Christianity, it's link who guards the gates to Heaven. While God alone judges you and where you spend your Afterlife, it's commonly believed that it's St. Peter who possesses the listahan and the knowledge of whether or not you may enter the gates. Scripture has him as holding the keys to Heaven (link), but this image of Peter as a gatekeeper has been embellished sa pamamagitan ng cartoonists, joke-tellers, and modern pop culture.
In truth, it's not explicitly stated either way. Many believe mga kerubin carry you to Heaven, and demons drag you to Hell. Many believe you don't know until you get there. Many believe you don't get carried or dragged anywhere, but spontaneously awaken there upon the moment of your death. Who's to say, and who can know, until our own times come.
To answer your tanong as best that I can, is this: I believe that we are met sa pamamagitan ng the ones that we loved the best and ibingiay a choice of whether we wish to stay and watch as life continues on around us and leave later or continue on to what awaits us in either our version of heaven or hell. I believe that heaven is what we would make it, as hell would also be. Myself, I would choose to stay and watch ovet those I care about and try to help is some small way, if I can. I hope this has helped you in some small way. I do not practice kristyanismo either, rather I am a Wiccan, but do not let that sway your decision in whether or not my answer has any value. Have a wonderful day.