Category Archives: Reader’s Comments

Dear Mrs. Bukaty

After reading your book, I just wanted to thank you for writing it… I enjoyed being able to see Korea through your eyes, especially during a time when Korea was so different from how it is right now. I think the book gave me a glimpse of my grandparents’ and my parents’ childhood and homeland. I also thank you because the book has encouraged me in many other ways as well. I am in my early twenties, and my future is filled with uncertainty… I know in my heart that God has a wonderful blueprint for my life, but I have been really confused about how He wants me to live… what kind of career, what kind of dream, what kind of vision he wants me to have. I think your book helped me reali
ze that no matter what, the life that He has in store with me is a beautiful piece of art, and my role is to trust him and do my best to fill each day with the best “grace notes” I can. It’s comforting to know that the song is already written, and is approved by Him. It’s comforting to know that it is something beautiful. It’s exciting that He is inviting me to partake in the creation of something beautiful and valuable.
Thank you for your book, for sharing your life, and I hope to meet you one day.

Henny Kersey

Hi Sang, I have just finished Grace Notes and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it. You have led an interesting life and the way you have written it kept me enthralled. I am impressed by your accomplishments  and your writing ability.  I am also an Immigrant  from the Netherlands, however I was only 3 yrs old when my parents brought me here.  My parents, however, were just in their 20’s and fresh from WWII, they too, have amazing stories to tell.  Just before my Dad died, 3 years ago we started to write down his story.  I was fascinated by the life he led and how he and his family overcame so much adversity. I applaud your willingness to share your story with others and just wanted to let you know how inspirational it was to me….. HENNY

Nancy Korte

How wonderful of you to take the time to document your most interesting history for your current family and the families of the future.  The Korean customs were fascinating and I have a new appreciation of the struggles that blending into a new “world” entails.  Thanks again for sharing your heartwarming and some times heart breaking story….

Dorothea Sheklin

……Now allow me to tell you just how much I enjoyed Grace Notes. Not only did you have a wonderful story to tell, but you told it absolutely beautifully.  Maybe it was because I knew the storyteller, maybe it was because I admired your tenacity at being able to produce such a product, or maybe it was just because it was interesting and informative and simply a pleasure to read…..

Susan M. Daum

Sang’s honest story-telling captivated my attention so much that I stayed up late at night until the book dropped out of my hand! I was hooked from the first page. I was entertained while learning about the Korean war and of her early childhood in North Korea and her family being forced from their home to South Korea. She shows how her musical talent was the catalyst for many of the twists and turns in her life. She portrays a life of destiny where the hand of God led her every step of the way to a point of realization that it was Him all along. Historical and entertaining read!