I hope that you will be fine. I am working as an assistant food director at [XYZ Company]. The purpose of writing this letter is to inform you that I cannot attend the meeting that is going to be held on the 5th of this month. I thought to inform you about this before the meeting so you may not accuse me later of not attending it. The reason for my not attending it is the illness of my mother and I have to take her to the doctor that day.
As you know that I had taken leave for seven days last month due to a slight paralysis attack by my mother. Now her condition is getting serious and she cannot even walk and stand on her own due to this. She is getting weaker day by day. I must take her to another city on 5th March and have booked an appointment with Dr. Helen, the renowned doctor of the city XYZ.
I am the only caretaker of her and have no helper at home who can assist her in taking her to the doctor. Being a son, it is my first and foremost duty to take care of her.
I am so sorry for not being able to attend the meeting. I knew this thing very well that this keeps greater importance regarding the company’s progress, and I am the head of the project team that is going to be presented in that meeting but due to all this I cannot attend it.
I have given all the details to Miss Austen regarding the project and can handle it well now. I hope that you will give me a favor and will understand my position well and I am so sorry for not being able to attend it. Thanking you in anticipation.
2 March 2020
Manager XYZ Organization
New York, Street 234
Dear Mr. Marlow,
I am Sylvia Dickens and working in your company as an assistant food director for the last five years. You have assigned me a presentation to present in the meeting that was going to be held in the coming week. Before taking this task, I had forgotten to inform you that there is my husband’s tumor surgery on that day. Being his wife it’s my duty to be with him in this difficult time and that’s more important to me.
I know that this presentation keeps an important place in the meeting because all project-related details had to be described in it. If you remember I had been taking off every coming day since last month and the reason behind this was my husband’s bad health. I had to take care of his every small thing, from taking the washroom to cleaning him. The tumor has weakened his immune system.
Keeping in view the above-mentioned circumstances I hope that you will understand my position well. I am feeling very much sorry for not being able to attend the meeting. If I did not have to go for his tumor surgery, then definitely I could attend the meeting. I would be very thankful to you if you give me this favor. Thanking you in anticipation.