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I was reading this post on Facebook in which the writer says:

But when she held her grandchildren to sleep, it gave her an emotional reminder of what it was like. How beautiful it felt. How special it was. [...] She told me how lucky I am I get to do this every single night. And how fortunate I am I get to do so for a little while longer.

The phrases in bold sound very strange to me.

Shouldn't we say:

How lucky I am that I get to do this every night.
How fortunate I am that I get to do so for a little while longer.

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Is omitting that really optional here?

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    You are correct. Alternatively "How lucky I am to get to do this every night." The original words could be made correct with suitable punctuation.
    – Peter
    May 13 '21 at 12:04
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    It's all weak and badly-written but, yes - in very informal writing you can leave out 'that', but it's better not to. The repeated "I am I get to do" is ugly. The punctuation is wrong and I've never heard of holding a child to sleep. Facebook isn't the best place to learn English, Mohammad. May 13 '21 at 12:10
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    Alternatively, you could say how lucky I am to get to do this every night.
    – Void
    May 13 '21 at 12:17
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    This is poor writing. The best thing you can learn from this is what not to do. Also, here are some other sources to avoid imitating: newspaper headlines, song lyrics, non-native friends, and news media in general (with the exception of opinion columnists). May 13 '21 at 19:57

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