Subject: Apology for not Attending your Birthday Party
Take my love and affection. I hope you are hale and hearty by the grace of God. I’m also well by his blessings. I received the invitation to your birthday party in my mail a few days ago. However, I was unable to respond to your mail or attend your birthday party due to a family emergency. So, today, I want to sincerely apologise to you for this. But first of all, I would belatedly like to wish you a very happy birthday and heartily congratulate you on turning eighteen!
You have been a good friend of mine for a long time now, and I am very grateful to have a person like you in my life. So, knowing that it was your birthday filled me with great joy and excitement. My family wants to relay their good wishes to you too. I hope you had a fun and exciting birthday, and that your seventeenth year is spent happily as well.
You are indeed an amazing individual, and may the coming year bring you more happiness and prosperity! And now, I would like to say sorry for being unable to attend your birthday party. I would have loved to be present, but my mother has had a big operation lately and I have been staying at home to take care of her as she recovers. I hope you understand my circumstances and forgive me.
That’s all for today. Take care of your health and write to me whenever you have some time! I hope we can meet up soon!