BELLINGHAM (CBS) — A young mother was struck by lightning while working from home Wednesday afternoon in Bellingham.

After being rushed to the hospital, 23-year-old Shelby Klopf returned home just hours later.

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“I’m just very happy to be coming home tonight, and I’m very happy to be coming home to my children tonight because It could have gone a very different way,” Klopf said.

Shelby Klopp was working in her Bellingham home when she was struck by lightning. (WBZ-TV)

Severe thunderstorms flared up across Massachusetts on Wednesday afternoon.

Klopf was working in a room that juts out from the back of her home on Depot Street in Bellingham during a nasty thunderstorm. As she reached to turn on a light, there was a lightning strike and a jolt of electricity came through the wiring and tossed her backward.

“All the sudden, I felt a huge boom, saw an extremely bright white light that has now affected my vision and I flew back,” Klopf said.

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“Shelby was laying across the couch and her arms were out straight and her fingers were paralyzed. She couldn’t move and she was screaming,” said Klopf’s mother-in-law, Renee Rovedo.

Klopf’s young children were outside just 10 minutes before the strike and came in when the storm started.

Shelby Klopf. (WBZ-TV)

“I’m thankful they went inside and this happened to me and not them,” Klopf said.

She was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center after the strike, which caused a mild seizure. There was no visible damage to the home, but it’s likely the strike ruined the wiring.

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In 2002, a lightning strike triggered a small fire at the same home.