Meet Kathy Bishop

Hello my sweet friend! I am so excited for us both that you landed on this page. I am a child of God, mother of four, grandmother of three (and still counting), I am obsessed with my family, friends, and any exercise that promises to thin my thighs. I easily get distracted by: shiny objects, motivational quotes, beautiful china patterns, a great story, music, funky galoshes, shopping, dark chocolate, coffee…well, basically everything.

I have had the “opportunity” to wear many hats, In my life. I like to use the word “opportunity” because it reminds me to appreciate the lessons I’ve learned through every season in life, the good-bad-and the ugly (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

Some of the hats I’ve worn are: wife, mother, single parent, step mom/blended family CEO, and my most recent hat…widow.

Twice now, I have found myself unexpectedly single. Both times I had to pause and quiet the noisy world. I needed to grieve my old life before I could renew, rebuild and recharge a new one. Over the years I have had women ask me the million- dollar questions, 1. “How do you even know where to start? 2.“How do you find happiness, purpose, and hope after a shattered dream?” Well, for me, I started by making a conscious effort to move forward every day in four areas of my life: physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial.

I began thinking how nice it would be if there was one place that showcased resources sprinkled with stories of hope, humor, and fun. That’s when I felt God placed the idea for Hangar 6 on my heart. I love to treasure hunt trials, I’m a sucker for a great “comeback” story (we all have one in us but some are just hidden), and finally, I have a soft spot in my heart for women who are “flying solo”.

She went out on a limb, had it break off behind her and discovered…she could FLY!"

If you are a single woman, or widow, who’s looking for a safe place to land and a great place to take-off… you are in the right place and I’ve been waiting for you!

 

To find out more of “why” I chose to blog – please check out “Blog 4.9.2018 I Don’t Know How to be Okay”.

If you have any ideas for future blog subjects I’d love to hear from you via Facebook or my contact page/comment section on this website. Thank you so much for stopping by! Make yourself home and stay as long as you like!

Wheels up, Darling,

 

-Kathy

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Soooo, what’s up with the whole airplane theme?

That’s a very good question, and a great pun too! I might add. So I’ll tell you what’s “UP” with the airplanes LOL.

I’ve lived around pilots my whole life. While growing up, my dad was a pilot/airplane salesman. Many a vacation was planned around delivering an airplane to the anxious customer. I guess I thought everybody did that. To this day I love the smell of a new airplane, it’s like going home.

Later on I married a pilot and now my youngest son is a pilot. As if that isn’t enough, I live on a runway!

“I love the thrill of adventure you get with flying. What a rush, to fly just above the clouds – it’s like heaven is just an arm’s length away.”

2. But why “Hangar 6?”

My husband always kept his airplane at a little county airport in hangar #6. Most people camp at the lake, not us! We used to pack up the kids and the camper and spend the whole weekend in front of Hangar #6.

It wasn’t just a “hangar” to us, it was a place to entertain, play, fly, meet new people, and just get away from the hustle and bustle of life (Just like this website).

Oh, and one added bonus, there was no cell phone coverage!

Now that my husband is gone, his airplane has been passed down to my youngest son, and he is now carrying on the tradition of hangar # 6. If you call ahead there’s a pretty good chance a brat and a chair with your name on it will be waiting.

3. What exactly is your vision for Hangar 6, the ministry?

I absolutely love to answer this question because I am so excited to have something to offer widows, and single women that I would have loved to have had, when my journey began.

Twice I have found myself “unexpectedly single” and both times I could not have survived without two things: a sense of humor, and my relationship with God.

I truly believe that God wants you and me to live boldly (aka fly), and not just merely exist.

My vision for Hangar 6 ministries is for widows and single women to use it as a resource center, and community.

This website “hangars” my blog, which will shed light on the lighter side of life, and devotional thoughts to keep you encouraged each and every week. We will cover everything from health/beauty, diet/exercise, financial planning, dating, decorating small spaces, how to winterize you home, your car, your life… anything and everything that enhances the life of a “woman flying solo.” Empowering us to stay independent, healthy, and happy in a Christ centered community. Sort of like a virtual coffee shop, minus the aroma and 500 calorie double chocolate muffin (Aaaand a 3 yr old screaming at table 5).

4. I notice you always refer to “widows” and “ single women” separately not just “single women”, aren’t they one in the same?

I’ve been both and I can tell you, no, they are not the same, and here’s why.

If you are “single” it’s either because you choose to be, you’re waiting for Mr. Right to come along and sweep you off your feet, or you had a marriage that ended.

If you are a “widow”, your experience is totally different. You weren’t done yet! You still love your husband, he still loved you! The day he left this earth, you had no control over it and no one asked your permission. You are here! you are alive! You must now create your new “normal”.

Neither group is better or worse their journey’s are just different.

5. What qualifies you to take on this venture?

Absolutely nothing! It’s sort of a twist of fate that my lack of qualification actually makes me “qualified.” Don’t you see that throughout history God seems to always call on the least likely, most “unqualified” people to do His works?

So I proudly display my doctorate degree from the “School of Hard Knocks.”

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