@Icecream17 - Wow that is so nice. The only time I took personal leave from a job was when I took advantage of the Family Leave Act because my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
I had to take time off to be with her and I am glad that I did because I was able to say goodbye to her as she took her last breath. I was off from work for about three weeks and I was glad that I had this opportunity to take this time off because there was no way that I could have worked.
I think that the Family Leave Act holds your job for up to twelve weeks if you have to take time off to care for a family member. It is a great bill.