Recently migrated from BB Bold 9780 to Moto E and have an emoticon question

So far the migration has been okay. Little awkward, first Android, but okay.

But what's really getting me is the lack of adaptable emoticons. I still chat with other BB users, and would like to have ":) ;) :* :p" emoticons easily accessible and show up as they should on my end. Smiley face, winking etc.

Is this possible? I'm using the default Messaging version 4.4.4-48 with SwiftKey version and greatly dislike the...blobby things and know they won't translate to my other contacts anyways. Can I replace them? Did a quick search around the app store and found nothing...

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!