And so instead of sendin flowers, we the roses

from Kanye West – Roses Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The family is what is there to provide encouragement and solace, rather than the more common, yet impersonal flowers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xJaZOV1_-AE#t=167

The family are the flowers, giving the Grandma strength and comfort.

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