24th February 2012,
Mr. Mark Peterson,
XYZ Company Inc,
As I have mentioned to you in the past that I am having some problems with my family. My father is ill and I will need to go home and take care of him. Therefore I am writing this letter to request you to grant me leaves for 10 days, i.e. from March 1, 2012 to March 10, 2012.
I am hoping to be back at work on March 11th .If there is any delay of any sort, I will let you know. If there is any way I can do any work remotely during that time, please let me know as I don’t want to neglect my duties and still wish to help the company as much as I can. My family and I are all hoping for my father to have a speed and full recovery, and we all greatly appreciate your support during this difficult time.