I couldn't get up the nerve to call her, but I did email her. Here is what I sent . . . Mom and Dad, Many times in my life I worry that I am not doing things well enough for you. I want you to not only be proud, but happy with me also. Sometimes, this leads to a great internal struggle about certain choices that I make. I often overanalyze and stress myself out about it. I am sorry that I am saying this in writing, but to be truthful I was afraid of upsetting you, and am too afraid to call. Tony and I had made plans to go to the resort for the week of Thanksgiving, and then invited you to come. I understand why you cannot come until Friday, and thank you for the invitation to your house on Thursday. However, I do think that after analyzing all of the options, pros and cons, and trying to think of all involved, I would like to keep my plans with going to the resort. I am happy that you will be joining us then on Friday. Due to the school shows and the show that I am in right now, I have not gotten to spend a lot of time with Tony. I am looking forward to our Thanksgiving mini-vacation and spending some time together. I hope that you will not take this as though I do not want to be with you. I just think that I need to make the best choice for me, and that is to keep my original plans. I hope you are not upset. I will be in rehearsal tonight until probably 11, but you can call me tomorrow afternoon if you are available, or hopefully I will still see you on Sunday. I love you very much. I hope that it is received well. I haven't heard from her yet . . .