A very touching story! Written in a way that is easy to understand and exciting. You can really feel into the soul and thoughts of little Joe. For a 5-year-old, a representation in the figurative sense is often realistic. So in this case, when Hoss said to Joe "The mountains come close to heaven" and therefore he thought he could climb to the mountain and talk to his passed mother.
I enjoyed reading the story!
Author's Response: Thank you, Karol. I'm glad you enjoyed the story, and you found it touching. Little Joe really wanted to see his mama again, and he thought he could get to her. Thank you for the review. :)