The Tornado in Oklahoma Is This Parent's Living Nightmare

In my nightmares, I can't get to my children.

They are trapped somewhere that should be safe, but has become sinister and terrifying. I am close enough to see their prison, but unable to enter it.

It's the worst of my recurring dreams, a sign to me that my psyche needs tending, and my subconscious is going to its darkest edges and requires light.

I have always, blessedly, been able to wake up.

The parents of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma are living that nightmare.

My thoughts are with them.

I suspect my dreams will be too.

The Red Cross is on the scene in Oklahoma. To donate, go here or text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

May 2013 Central U.S. Tornadoes (GRAPHIC IMAGES)