You know those moments in movies or musicals/plays where there's an important moment and the music crescendos?
Like when there's a kiss and the music gets all loud and inspirational. (Think the opening of Grease).
Your big moments...your crescendos should be like that. Everybody loves to read a book where there's this fabulous moment and their hearts start beating and they feel like life is wonderful.
Now some books crescendos are more like suspenseful and the heart rate is an elevated thump-thump-thump. (I'm not talking black moment, I'm talking BIG moment).
Whatever big moment--music swelling--supsenseful--pour it out. Let your characters have their joy--their moment in the spotlight. A chance to really shine and show the readers that, yeah, this is why that character just rocks.
(And yeah, I'm still a sucker for those musicals...Oklahoma, Carousel, Singing In The Rain, The Sound of Music, Fiddler On The Roof...et cetera...)
Have A Wonderful Wednesday!