29 Dec 2016
As you may be aware, my wife and I are expecting our first child on or around the 15th February 2017.
I'm sure you will support me in taking paternity to spend time with my new born son, however, I want you to rest assured that I will be still available should you need me.
During my absence, the office phone will be checked daily for voicemails, and so please feel free to leave messages there. Alternatively, if you email firstname.lastname@example.org, you may find that my response time is shortened.
Thanks in advance,