Exclusive: George and Cindy Anthony Speak on 2nd Anniversary of Caylee's Disappearance

"You can't take back anything that you say or feel at the time and I don't take [it] back," Cindy said. "All I know is I was desperate to get someone out to my house, desperate... When you're desperately needing something, especially when it comes to your children, you pretty much do or say whatever it takes to get help."

A Florida judge has yet to rule on whether the 911 tapes will be heard during the murder trial, but Brad Conway, an attorney for George and Cindy Anthony said today he doesn't doubt "for a second" the tapes will be entered into evidence.

Also likely to play a role in the trial are hundreds of pages of jailhouse letters Casey Anthony exchanged with another inmate, whom the Anthonys believe was part of an elaborate set-up by investigators. In the letters, Casey complains about her family's "betrayal," alleges that her brother sexually abused her as a child and that George may have as well. She said in the letters she didn't remember if some of the memories were dreams or not.

The Anthony family firmly denied those claims.

"I don't know where Casey was pulling stuff from, the stuff she's talking about. I have no clue," Cindy said. "It was very hurtful to George because I think for her to say that she had a dream, for her to even say that I think it was very hurtful for him."

Anthonys on Pain of Being Away From Not One, But Two Loved Ones

While Caylee Anthony may be gone forever, the Anthonys described how difficult it has been for them to be away from Casey while she spends a reported 23 hours of every day in her cell.

"I miss her. I miss her too much. And I think about where she's at. She shouldn't be there," Cindy said.

The Anthonys said they rarely see their daughter for fear of the media onslaught that's sure to follow any meeting.

"We'd love to, but we've been advised by her attorneys because they will play our videos over and over again and someone will sit there and critique," Cindy said. "If she cracks a smile, if she doesn't crack a smile. If she has a tear, if she doesn't have a tear."

Even in court the Anthonys said their daughter can't look at them while under the watchful eye of television cameras and reporters.

"I just want her to stay strong, know how much I love her," she said. "I've had dreams that Casey's home. I have faith that Casey will be home."

In a rare spontaneous meeting during a court recess in March, Cindy said she was able to give Casey a Mother's Day card.

Though Caylee will not be coming home, George Anthony said he found away to carry the toddler with him -- in a tattoo of the girl printed above his heart.

"Caylee's always in my mind. She's always in my heart. When I put her on my skin, she's really inside of me," George said.

He said it was desperation to see his late granddaughter that caused him to attempt suicide on Jan. 23, 2009.

"People thought when I tried to take my own life that that was some kind of publicity stunt or something like that. No, it wasn't," he said.

"[It was] because I wanted to be with Caylee... I'm still her grandfather... I'm going to experience that grandparenting again one day. I will. I will," he said.

Casey Anthony has pleaded not guilty to Caylee Anthony's murder and is expected to go to trial in May 2011.

CLICK HERE to read what the Anthonys had to say about Natalee Holloway and Joran Van Der Sloot.

ABC New' Orlando affiliate WFTV contributed to this report.

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