It's unfortunate in today's world that your family is not permitting you to freely and fully choose to marry the individual you love. They are inserting a level of control and interference into the process. Although your parents want what they think is best for you, they don't fully embrace the notion that this decision is THE most important one of your young life. It needs to be yours rather than theirs. Perhaps this is an issue of culture and tradition, but it concerns me greatly because the secret to happiness and success in life can largely be found in who you marry. My thoughts are with you as you do what is best for your happiness and your future. My opinion: always choose love.
Rather than apologize to your beloved, why not offer him hope and reassurance instead? Several songs come to mind from my Spinditty playlist of songs about waiting for someone you love: https://spinditty.com/playlists/Songs-About-Waitin... These include:
1) "I Will Wait" by Mumford & Sons (2012)
2) "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers (1965)
3) "Patience" by Guns 'N Roses (1988)
4) "Save the Best for Last" by Vanessa Williams (1991)
I hope this helps.