Before Hailey went missing children walked the street alone.
"Little girls aren't supposed to go missing from Colorado City," said Stacie Campbell with Hope For Hailey.
Now, parents are on alert and few children are seen alone. It was a lesson learned too late for Hailey's parents.
"November's bad, December's bad. I guess when you have a missing child every-day is bad," said Hailey's mother Billie Dunn.
Dunn has had a difficult two year as vigil after vigil comes and goes.
"I am just tired of planning vigils. I want her home. Every vigil we think the next one won't be a vigil it will be a welcome home party and her it is today we've had another vigil. It's heartbreaking," said Dunn.
Some days are better than others. With the outpouring of support from family, friends and volunteers at Saturday's vigil Dunn finds the strength to better cope with no having her daughter home for the Christmas.
Often coping and feeling better for a moment doesn't take away the pain.
"It still hurts me knowing that my best friend is not here going on another Christmas without her," said Heather Ruth, Hailey's childhood friend.
Ruth has been friends with Hailey since third grade. "I can tell you this, I had a dream about her not too long ago a couple of weeks ago and I had a dream that they found her and I just like fainted I was like I guess I was so excited I just fainted."
That dream hasn't come true and there are no sighs of relief.
"It's really important for me to make sure the media doesn't forget Hailey and keep her face out there," said Dunn.
As the days go by Dunn said she holds on to the hope that Hailey will soon come home.
On December 27, Hope for Hailey will hold "Walk of Faith." Participants will meet at the Dunn home and they will take a walk retracing Hailey's last steps before search dogs lost her scent. Participants are asked to wear flip-flips as they were the type of shoes when she went missing.
What: "Walk of Faith"
Where: HAILEY'S HOPE, 1804 Chestnut St, Colorado City, TX 79512
When: 3:15 p.m.